Neurobehavioral outcomes in cardiac operations. A prospective controlled study.

  title={Neurobehavioral outcomes in cardiac operations. A prospective controlled study.},
  author={Brenda D. Townes and Gerard Bashein and Thomas F. Hornbein and David B. Coppel and David K. Goldstein and Kathryn B. Davis and Michael L. Nessly and Sandy Bledsoe and Richard C. Veith and Tom D. Ivey},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={98 5 Pt 1},
To assess the severity and duration of new organic brain dysfunction after cardiac operations, we used an extensive battery of neuropsychologic tests to evaluate 65 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting and 25 patients undergoing intracardiac operations with cardiopulmonary bypass. Patients were tested the day before the operation, before discharge from the hospital, and approximately 7 months later. Compared to 47 nonsurgical control subjects tested at comparable time intervals… CONTINUE READING