Neuropsychological Findings and Personality Structure Associated with Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABS): An Eight Month Follow-Up Study

  • Carl-Erik Mattlar
  • Lars-Runar Knuts
  • Erik Engblom
  • Esko Vanttinen


This study addresses the issue of cognitive impairment and personality disturbance, particularly depression, associated with coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS). These data are part of a collaborative study comprising the Turku University Central Hospital (TUCH), where the annual number of operations is about 170, and the Rehabilitation Research Centre (RRC). The RRC has specialized in comprehensive rehabilitation after acute myocardial infarction, and also in quantitative neuropsychological and personality research.


Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Memory Span Personality Structure Rehabilitation Group Picture Completion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl-Erik Mattlar
    • 1
  • Lars-Runar Knuts
    • 1
  • Erik Engblom
    • 2
  • Esko Vanttinen
    • 2
  1. 1.The Rehabilitation Research Centre of the Social Insurance InstitutionTurkuFinland
  2. 2.Turku University Central HospitalTurkuFinland

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