Molecular and biochemical basis of brain injury following heart surgery - Interventions for the future

Eric S. Weiss, William A. Baumgartner

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Abstract

Cardiac surgical procedures such as coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valvular replacement and heart transplantation, as well as many others are life-saving procedures for hundreds of thousands of US patients each year. However, despite this clinical utility, many patients who undergo cardiac surgery suffer neurological injury as a result. In addition to the morbidity and mortality caused by neurological injury, these complications are associated with increases in hospital length of stays, costs, and admissions to rehabilitation facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBrain Protection in Cardiac Surgery
PublisherSpringer London
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781849962926
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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