Pre-operative mild cognitive dysfunction predicts risk for post-operative delirium after elective cardiac surgery.

@article{VelizReissmller2007PreoperativeMC,
  title={Pre-operative mild cognitive dysfunction predicts risk for post-operative delirium after elective cardiac surgery.},
  author={Graciela Veliz-Reissm{\"u}ller and Hedda Ag{\"u}ero Torres and Jan van der Linden and Dan Lindblom and Maria Eriksdotter J{\"o}nhagen},
  journal={Aging clinical and experimental research},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={172-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS To identify pre-operative risk factors for delirium in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery, using clearly defined diagnostic criteria for delirium, and a thorough clinical assessment. METHODS The incidence of post-operative delirium in 107 patients >or=60 years undergoing elective cardiac surgery was calculated. None of the patients included suffered from dementia. Pre-operative cognitive function in all patients was assessed using the Mini Mental State… CONTINUE READING
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