Prevention of AF Post-CABG
A 68-year-old male patient presented to the cardiothoracic surgery (CT) surgery clinic for follow-up after recent hospital discharge. During the hospitalization, the patient was found to have non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI). He underwent left-heart catheterization (LHC) and was found to have triple-vessel disease. No intervention was performed, and the patient was scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). During this visit, the patient wonders what his risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AF) after surgery are and if there are ways to minimize this risk because his uncle suffered from AF after open-heart surgery.
Which of the following is an option to reduce his risk of post-operative AF?