Table 3

 Clinical events recorded during follow up in the study population (n = 500)

Time of eventNumber (%)
AF, atrial fibrillation; AV, atrioventricular; VT, ventricular tachycardia.
In-hospital events
    AF or atrial flutter30 (6%)
    Sustained VT7 (1.4%)
    2nd or 3rd degree AV block23 (4.6%)
    Stroke1 (0.2%)
Heart failure after discharge
    At 6 weeks110 (22%)
    At 6 months116 (23.2%)