Peri-operative neurological complications

R. Hood, A. Budd, F. A. Sorond, C. W. Hogue*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Brain injury from cardiac surgery is an important source of patient morbidity and mortality. The relationship between risk of brain injury and advanced age portends a rising frequency of these complications due to an increasing proportion of elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This review will explore the aetiology and risk factors for peri-operative stroke, postoperative cognitive dysfunction and postoperative delirium. The prevention of each of these conditions will also be discussed, with a focus on brain protection strategies and the avoidance of cerebral embolism and hypoperfusion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-75
Number of pages9
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume73
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2018

Keywords

  • cardiac surgery
  • cerebrovascular accident
  • postoperative cognitive dysfunction
  • postoperative delirium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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