EEG Monitoring During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Procedures

  • F. T. Strobl
  • K. V. Arom
  • D. E. Cohen


Severe neurologic complications following heart surgery are less prevalent due to improvements in surgical technique, perioperative care and extracorporeal circulation equipment [1, 2]. However, subtle neurological deficits still occur at rates up to 79% following cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) [3, 4]. Multiple etiologic factors have been implicated and studied. Included are: equipment related microemboli, intraoperative hypotension, cannula placement and emboli from the surgical field [5, 6, 7]. Not examined are the effects of intraoperative treatment based on concurrent brain activity monitored intraoperatively by electroencephalography (EEG).


Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Open Heart Surgery Focal Deficit Global Deficit Deficit Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. T. Strobl
    • 1
  • K. V. Arom
    • 2
  • D. E. Cohen
    • 3
  1. 1.Minneapolis Clinic of NeurologyMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Minneapolis Heart InstituteMinneapolisUSA
  3. 3.MinneapolisUSA

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