Neurological complications of cardiac surgery.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

As increasing numbers of elderly people undergo cardiac surgery, neurologists are frequently called upon to assess patients with neurological complications from the procedure. Some complications mandate acute intervention, whereas others need longer term observation and management. A large amount of published literature exists about these complications and guidance on best practice is constantly changing. Similarly, despite technological advances in surgical intervention and modifications in surgical technique to make cardiac procedures safer, these advances often create new avenues for neurological injury. Accordingly, rapid and precise neurological assessment and therapeutic intervention rests on a solid understanding of the evidence base and procedural variables.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McDonagh, DL; Berger, M; Mathew, JP; Graffagnino, C; Milano, CA; Newman, MF

Published Date

  • May 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 490 - 502

PubMed ID

  • 24703207

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5928518

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1474-4465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1474-4422(14)70004-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England