Reports of Cognitive Change, Mood State and Assessed Cognition Following Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
The impact of coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS) on the amelioration of angina and breathlessness has been dramatic with approximately 90% of patients reporting symptomatic improvement. In recent years this success has been clouded by studies which have indicated a deterioration in cognitive performance with formal neuropsychological testing performed preoperatively and postoperatively [1, 2]. Studies investigating neuropsychological changes have confirmed that approximately 35% of patients show deficits 8 weeks post surgery , still detectable in 33% at one year .
KeywordsBeck Depression Inventory Mood State Cognitive Change Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Choice Reaction Time
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