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Hi Cassy,

Thank you so much for your post. I think you brought up an excellent point regarding the beta-blockers. In my opinion, I think managing any potential cardiovascular episode is important. However, for some of these individuals there aren’t any predictive measures for perioperative AF, would this be suggesting anyone who is undergoing cardiovascular surgery be placed on a beta-blocker? Do you think this would improve their quality of life? In a quick literature search I saw a paper that reviewed patients after 6-months of low-dose digoxin or bisoprolol and they saw no significant difference in quality of life [1]. However, this is something that I personally think should be investigated as perioperative AF has so many unknowns.

Great comments, very thought provoking!

Kyla Tozer

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