Neurocognitive changes after coronary bypass surgery.

  title={Neurocognitive changes after coronary bypass surgery.},
  author={William A. Baumgartner},
  volume={116 17},
In this issue of Circulation, Djaiani and associates report that the processing of shed blood with a cell saver resulted in a significant reduction in postoperative neurocognitive dysfunction after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in elderly patients.1 The authors further implied that this significant improvement in neurocognition was a result of less lipid embolization in those patients in whom a cell saver was used. The study was a randomized double-blinded trial that compared the use of… CONTINUE READING


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