Neurological complications of cardiac procedures

Osvaldo Camilo, Larry B. Goldstein

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A variety of procedures have come into common use for the treatment of specific cardiac conditions. Although neurological complications are relatively infrequent, they can be devastating. These complications include acute encephalopathy, longer-term cognitive impairment, stroke, peripheral neuropathies, and movement disorders. This review focuses on five of the procedures: coronary revascularization, cardiac valve replacement, percutaneous coronary interventions [diagnostic cardiac catheterization and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; (PTCA)], intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IABP), and the use of ventricular assist devices (VAD). Complications of cardiac procedures in children are also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Cerebrovascular Diseases, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9780203996942
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2005 by Marcel Dekker. All Rights Reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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