Risk Factors for Stroke after Coronary Artery Bypass.
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.
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Lynn, G. M., Stefanko, K., Reed, J. 3., Gee, W., & Nicholas, G. (1992). Risk factors for stroke after coronary artery bypass. The Journal Of Thoracic And Cardiovascular Surgery, 104(6), 1518-1523.
Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Surgery
Department of Surgery, Research