Short-term outcome of attention and executive functions from aorta no-touch and traditional off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Szwed2014ShorttermOO,
  title={Short-term outcome of attention and executive functions from aorta no-touch and traditional off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Krzysztof Aleksander Szwed and Wojciech Pawliszak and Lech Anisimowicz and Adam Buciński and Alina B Borkowska},
  journal={The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={397-403}
}
OBJECTIVES Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) is an important neuropsychiatric complication of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). It is most likely caused by microembolic brain damage and affects domains of attention, memory, executive functions and dexterity. In order to achieve better neuroprotection, surgeons introduced some advantageous operating procedures. Noteworthy among them is a state-of-the-art off-pump CABG aorta no-touch technique ("no touch" OPCABG). The aim of this… CONTINUE READING

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