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May 17, 2006

Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation Following Cardiac Surgery

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub, MD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2006;295(19):2247-2248. doi:10.1001/jama.295.19.2247-c

To the Editor: Delirium after cardiac surgery is a common complication.1 The study by Dr Mitchell and colleagues2 on the use of amiodarone to protect cardiac surgery patients from postoperative atrial fibrillation did not include the incidence of postoperative delirium in their patients, or data on the effect of amiodarone on this outcome.