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Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2006 Nov-Dec;28(6):536-8.

Preoperative predictors of delirium after cardiac surgery: a preliminary study.

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  • 1Department of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotic Disorders, Medical University of Lodz, 92-216 Lodz, Poland.


Preoperative risk factors of postoperative delirium were evaluated in 260 patients admitted for open heart surgery. The incidence of delirium was 11.5%. Independent predictors included cognitive impairment, atrial fibrillation, a history of peripheral vascular disease major depression and advanced age. Aforementioned factors might be helpful in predicting delirium following cardiac surgery.

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