Neurocognitive outcomes of cardiac surgery.

@article{Uysal2013NeurocognitiveOO,
  title={Neurocognitive outcomes of cardiac surgery.},
  author={Suzan Uysal and David L. Reich},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2013},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          958-71
        }
}
SINCE THE EARLY PERIOD of modern cardiac surgery, it has been recognized that some patients experience severe neurologic complications due to cerebral ischemic injury. Additionally, autopsy studies of patients who died shortly after cardiac surgery due to cardiovascular causes without apparent neurologic deficits exhibited cerebral ischemic lesions. The authors proposed that mild cerebral ischemic injuries also may exist in surgical survivors who exhibit no apparent neurologic deficits or only… CONTINUE READING
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