Neurologic complications of coronary artery bypass grafting: Case-control study

Francisco González-Scarano, Howard I. Hurtig

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In a retrospective case-control study, we identified 18 patients who had neurologic symptoms associated with coronary artery bypass grafting, or 1.3% of all patients who had this operation. Cerebral infarction and anoxic encephalopathy accounted for almost all the complications. The overall mortality was 33%, higher among those with an intraoperative compared with a postoperative deficit. Prior cerebrovascular risk factors as well as intraoperative hypotension were no more prevalent in patients with complications than in age-matched controls who had the same operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1032-1035
Number of pages4
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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