Neurological Assessment of Early Cerebral Outcome after Coronary Bypass Surgery

  • Hans Strenge


Neurological complications after open heart surgery have been the subject of many recent studies [1]. However, there are only a limited number of prospective studies [2–6] which have been devoted to the occurrence of neurological abnormalities including all degrees of severity following coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS). Even in these studies, detailed information about the clinical course of minor signs in the early postoperative phase is not available. Therefore, it seemed worthwhile to define the incidence and severity as well as the dynamics of new clinical abnormalities in the early stage after CABS and to look at possible connections with pre- and intraoperative parameters.


Open Heart Surgery Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Coronary Bypass Surgery Neurological Assessment Central Nervous System Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Strenge
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  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of KielFederal Republic of Germany

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