Table 1

Clinical data of patients with and without atrial fibrillation during intraoperative ventricular fibrillation (VF) conversion testing

With AF No AF
Male16  (89)28  (88)NS
Age (years) (mean (SD))63 (12)57 (11)NS
Coronary heart disease13 (72)19 (59)NS
History of atrial fibrillation4 (22)6 (19)NS
Left ventricular ejection fraction (%) (mean (SD))39 (17)34 (14)NS
NYHA I + II13 (72)24 (75)NS
NYHA III + IV5 (28)8 (25)NS
Primary arrhythmia
 MVT8 (44)17 (53)NS
 VF10 (56)15 (47)NS
Antiarrhythmic drugs
 Class I03 (9)NS
 Class II3 (17)3 (9)NS
 Class III (sotalol)2 (11)4 (13)NS
 Class III (amiodarone)3 (17)5 (16)NS
  • Values are n (%) unless otherwise stated.

  • AF, atrial fibrillation; MVT, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, NYHA, New York Heart Association functional class.