Improvement of cognitive test performance in patients undergoing primary CABG and other CPB-assisted cardiac procedures.

@article{Goor2008ImprovementOC,
  title={Improvement of cognitive test performance in patients undergoing primary CABG and other CPB-assisted cardiac procedures.},
  author={Jeanette M van den Goor and Bk Saxby and Jg Tijssen and Ka Wesnes and Ba de Mol and Rienk Nieuwland},
  journal={Perfusion},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={267-73}
}
Cardiac surgical procedures assisted by cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) impair cognitive functions. Several studies, however, showed that cognitive functions were unaffected in patients undergoing either primary coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or more complex surgery assisted by CPB. Therefore, we conducted a straightforward study to compare patient groups who differed significantly in terms of risk factors such as prolonged CPB times. Consecutive patients (n = 54) were included, undergoing… CONTINUE READING