Brain damage after coronary artery bypass grafting.

  title={Brain damage after coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Martin Bendszus and Wilko Reents and Dorothea Franke and Wolfgang Muellges and Joerg Babin-Ebell and Martin Koltzenburg and Monika Warmuth-Metz and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Solymosi},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={59 7},
BACKGROUND Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is associated with a risk for focal neurological deficits and neuropsychological impairment postoperatively. OBJECTIVES To examine the brain damage after CABG using diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging and (1)H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and to correlate the results with neurological and neuropsychological findings. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty-five consecutive patients undergoing elective CABG were included. Patients… CONTINUE READING