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Nervous system 

Nervous system
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Nervous system
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Chris Hawthorne

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199692958.003.0015
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date: 22 September 2019

Following cardiac surgery, cerebral complications including delirium have been associated with increased ICU and hospital stay and increased in-hospital mortality. There is evidence that delirium post coronary artery bypass surgery increases the risk of late mortality up to 10 years. However, a recent study has shown no increased rates of postoperative cognitive decline at 3 months post coronary artery bypass grafting compared to total hip joint replacement or coronary angiography done without general anaesthesia. The diagnosis, investigation, and management of neurological complications including delirium are reviewed

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