Stroke after Cardiac Surgery Preventive and Treatment Strategies: The Role of Endovascular Interventions

Catalina C. Ionita and Lee R. Guterman
Neuroscience Department, Stroke/ Neurocritical Care Division,Catholic Health System, Buffalo, NY, USA, and others

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000



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A stroke is one of the most devastating complications of cardiac surgery with significant impact on morbidity and mortality. In-hospital mortality of patients who suffer from stroke after cardiac surgery has been found to be significantly higher than in patients not experiencing stroke after cardiac surgery. Only 78% of patients who experience a stroke following CABG will survive for one year, and 54% of them for 5 years after surgery. The economic impact of stroke associated with cardiac surgery is estimated to exceed $2 to $4 billion annually. Therefore, risk factor stratification should play a significant role in patient selection. Cardiac and cerebrovascular disease prevention must become a priority in the long term and development of new treatments is a necessity in the short-term. This book reviews current research of the complication of suffering from a stroke after cardiac surgery. (Imprint: Nova)



I. Incidence of stroke after cardiac surgery

II. Mechanisms of stroke after cardiac surgery

III. Risk factors for stroke after cardiac surgery

IV. Preventive strategies of stroke after CABG

V. Conclusion



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