Neurologic complications

Rabi Panigrahi, Charles W. Hogue

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Abstract

Neurologic injury following cardiac surgery increases mortality and length of ICU and hospital stay, and reduces the likelihood of a return to independent living. Cardiac surgical patients are largely ignorant of this complication. Manifestations. Brain injury following cardiac surgery ranges in severity from subtle changes in personality, behavior and cognitive function to fatal brain injury – the “cerebral catastrophe” (Table 70.1). In most cases a neurologic injury becomes evident as soon as the patient emerges from anesthesia. In a small number of patients, however, significant injury may develop following a “lucid interval” lasting several hours to several days after surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCore Topics in Cardiac Anesthesia, Second Edition
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages438-446
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780511979095
ISBN (Print)9780521196857
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Panigrahi, R., & Hogue, C. W. (2012). Neurologic complications. In Core Topics in Cardiac Anesthesia, Second Edition (pp. 438-446). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511979095.075