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Cerebral complications after coronary bypass grafting.
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PMID:  7819626     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
As the mortality associated with coronary artery bypass grafting has fallen, morbidity has become an increasing concern both by the medical profession and the general public. Postoperative quality of life, including the socioeconomic concern of returning to gainful employment, is of supreme importance. It is in this regard that brain injury following coronary artery bypass grafting is devastating if it leaves the patient with persistent motor, sensory, behavioral, or intellectual deficiencies. This paper reviews the cerebral complications following surgery for coronary artery disease. The extent of the problem is defined, and pathological mechanisms of injury together with methods employed to investigate cerebral pathology and physiology are reviewed. Finally, interventions which have been and are currently employed in an attempt to reduce cerebral injury are discussed.
P Hornick; P L Smith; K M Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0268-4705     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-16     Completed Date:  1995-02-16     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  670-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Diseases / etiology*,  prevention & control
Carotid Artery Diseases / complications
Cerebrovascular Disorders / etiology*,  prevention & control
Cognition Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*,  mortality
Mental Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control
Movement Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control
Quality of Life
Sensation Disorders / etiology,  prevention & control
Socioeconomic Factors

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