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

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)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



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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