Coronary artery bypass grafting and cognitive function: A review


Journal Article

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a well-established and common surgical procedure for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Although CABG is associated with increased survival, especially in patients with left main or 3-vessel disease, the effects of CABG on measures of cognitive performance are less well known. This review examines the incidence and severity of cognitive impairment after CABG and suggests that future research will need to consider issues of cognitive functions, as well as morbidity and mortality, in evaluating the efficacy of treatments for CAD.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, M; Blumenthal, JA; Burker, EJ; Hlatky, M; Reves, JG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 180 - 189

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0883-9212

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/00008483-199005000-00004

Citation Source

  • Scopus