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Have any studies looked at whether or not peri-operative factors (ie intra-operative hypotension, amount of fluid resuscitation, length of operation, time on bypass, etc) affect the rates of new-onset post-operative AF? It seems that such a study could lead to targeted interventions (ie better intra-operative blood pressure control, etc) that prophylactically decrease rates of AF. If you were to design such a study, what are the peri-operative factors that you would look at?