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Crit Care Clin. 2008 Jan;24(1):83-98, viii-ix. doi: 10.1016/j.ccc.2007.09.004.

Mechanisms of cerebral injury from cardiac surgery.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. chogue2@jhmi.edu

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  • Crit Care Clin. 2008 Jul;24(3):xiii.

Abstract

Cerebral injury is a frequent complication of cardiac surgery, and it has been associated with high mortality, morbidity, hospital costs; an increased likelihood of admission to a secondary care facility after hospital discharge; and impaired quality of life. This article examines postulated mechanisms for cerebral injury from cardiac surgery. Most emphasis has been placed in the past on the intraoperative interval as being the period of highest cerebral vulnerability. Many clinical cerebral events, however, occur in the postoperative period.

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18241780
PMCID:
PMC2276597
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccc.2007.09.004
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