Validation of Swine Model for Testing a Novel Therapy for Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation using Nanoformulated Calcium Chloride to Suppress Cardiac Ganglionated Plexi
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
October 2020 -
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The goal of this proposal is to validate the feasibility of the swine model to test our novel therapy for the prevention of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF). POAF is the most common complication from cardiac surgery affecting 30%-50% of patients after coronary artery bypass grafting and/or valve surgeries. POAF leads to increased heart failure and hospital stays, costing an excess of US$2 billion per annum. POAF is an independent predictor of the development of AF long term. POAF is a hi...