Cerebrovascular disease and functional outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Harrison1989CerebrovascularDA,
  title={Cerebrovascular disease and functional outcome after coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={M. J. G. Harrison and A Schneidau and Raymond Chun Kiat Ho and Phillip L. Smith and S Newman and Tom Treasure},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={1989},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={235-7}
}
A series of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery was studied prospectively to see if angiographic evidence of cerebrovascular disease proved predictive of the incidence of neuropsychological deficit 8 days or 8 weeks after surgery. In 47 patients, intravenous digital subtraction angiography was carried out preoperatively to assess the presence and severity of atheromatous changes in the carotid arteries; 51% had evidence of vessel wall disease and 17% had stenosis of at least one… CONTINUE READING