Title

Risk Factors for Stroke after Coronary Artery Bypass.

Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-1992

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of stroke after coronary artery bypass grafting and to evaluate risk factors, we reviewed the records of 1000 patients undergoing coronary bypass within a 1-year time period. Demographic and perioperative data were evaluated by chi 2 analysis. A history of diabetes, evidence of mural thrombus, positive oculopneumoplethysmography findings, increased age, aortic calcification, and postoperative arrhythmias all correlated with increased risk of permanent neurologic deficit for the patient undergoing coronary bypass. Risk factors were analyzed with stepwise logistic regression. A history of diabetes, presence of mural thrombi, and aortic calcification carried a higher probability that the patient would have a permanent neurologic deficit.

Volume

104

Issue

6

First Page

1518

Last Page

1523

ISSN

0022-5223

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery

PubMedID

1453715

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Research

Document Type

Article