Neurological damage related to open-heart surgery. A clinical survey.

  title={Neurological damage related to open-heart surgery. A clinical survey.},
  author={Margaret A Branthwaite},
  volume={27 6},
A survey has been carried out on all cases submitted to open-heart surgery at one hospital during 1970 to determine which operative features were associated with the occurrence of neurological damage. Four hundred and seventeen subjects survived the operative period. Neurological dysfunction, defined as impairment of consciousness, voluntary movement or vision, apparent within three days of operation, was noted in 80 patients (19-2%). Twenty-one of these 80 patients died in the postoperative… CONTINUE READING
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