Effect of Core Temperature and Embolic Load During Cardiac Surgery on Motion Perception.

@article{Bull2016EffectOC,
  title={Effect of Core Temperature and Embolic Load During Cardiac Surgery on Motion Perception.},
  author={Neva J. Bull and Alyna Turner and Christopher R Levi and Montgomery Hunter},
  journal={Heart, lung & circulation},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          512-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cognitive decline post-cardiac surgery is of clinical concern. To better understand it a sensitive and specific measure of post-surgery brain impairment is required. The cerebral territory most likely to be adversely affected by surgery is the posterior "watershed" territory. METHODS We have designed a psychophysical task involving reading letters defined by motion aimed at measuring the integrity of a cortical area (MT) located in this territory. Patients undergoing coronary… CONTINUE READING
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