Screen for Afib in CABG Patients – ACT against Afib

Screen for Afib in CABG Patients

Identify Patients with Afib:

  • Collaborate with the primary physician to discuss SA as part of the surgical plan.
  • Review chart history for a past Afib diagnosis, Holter monitoring, cardioversion, or catheter ablation.
  • Include screening questions at referral in the surgical intake process, such as:
  • Have you ever been told you have an irregular heart beat?
  • Have you ever had heart palpitations?
  • Have you ever taken blood thinners?
  • Have you ever taken medicines to manage your heart rate?

Did you know?

Patients who are managed by a Nurse Navigator have:58
  • Higher satisfaction

  • Fewer readmissions and ED visits

  • Improved outcomes

  • Higher retention in the same system for other care needs

  • Reduced length of stay in the ICU

SA: Surgical Ablation
ED: Emergency Department
ICU: Intensive Care Unit

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