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Timothy S. Lancaster, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Matthew R. Schill, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Jason W. Greenberg, BS

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Marc R. Moon, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Richard B. Schuessler, PhD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Ralph J. Damiano Jr., MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Washington University School of Medicine,
Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri

Spencer J. Melby, MD

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Washington University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri

Accredited by

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Course Description

After reading this article, the learner should be able to:
- identify that POAF is multi-factorial phenomenon.
- describe the various proposed associations between POAF and electrolyte abnormalities.
- appraise that electrolyte abnormalities (hypokalemia and hypomagnesemia) are common occurrences.
- explain the lack of benefit of routine electrolyte supplementation for prevention of POAF.

Activity Details

Credit Types:CME
Credit Amount:1.00 Credits
Release Date:2016-Oct-01
Expiration Date:2018-Oct-01
Estimated Time for Completion:1 hour
Registration Required:Yes
Cost:$470.00/yr
System Requirements:
Internet Access and Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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