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Cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery: Strategies for prevention

Abstract:

After cardiac surgery, post-operative stroke and cognitive dysfunction are potential major problems. Currently, the major cause of cerebral dysfunction is thought to be related to embolisation but other factors may be involved as well. There are three broad areas of possible intervention: surgical techniques; management of cardiopulmonary bypass; and management of anaesthesia, including the use of neuroprotective drugs. A randomised trial of off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is ...

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Pandit, JJ More by this author
Journal:
British Journal of Cardiology
Volume:
8
Issue:
11
Pages:
613-616
Publication date:
2001
ISSN:
0969-6113
URN:
uuid:4b2bdcd4-49e5-4364-b3a5-01514ff42fdd
Source identifiers:
242360
Local pid:
pubs:242360

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