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Revista Uruguaya de Cardiología

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SAEZ, Mauricio  and  MONTES DE OCA, Omar. Acute brain injury in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery. Rev.Urug.Cardiol. [online]. 2020, vol.35, n.3, pp.362-390.  Epub Dec 01, 2020. ISSN 0797-0048.

Acute brain injury is one of the most devastating complications in the postoperative period of cardiac surgery, being responsible for a longer time of mechanical ventilation, lung and catheter infections, sternal dehiscence, longer hospital stay, increased mortality and healthcare costs. The present work discusses the different forms of presentation, predisposing factors, their pathophysiology, prevention measures and treatment.

Keywords : Cardiac surgery; Postoperative; Neurological complications; Stroke; Delirium.

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