Impact of Cardiac Surgery on the Quality of Life

Neurological and Psychological Aspects

  • Allen E. Willner
  • Georg Rodewald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Georg Rodewald, Allen E. Willner
      Pages 1-5
  3. Psychiatric Issues

  4. Neurological Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Thomas Emskoetter, Lutz Lachenmayer
      Pages 97-104
    3. E. H. J. F. Boezeman, A. J. R. Simons, J. A. Leusink
      Pages 111-120
    4. W. A. Stertmann, C. Lammers, R. Moosdorf, C. R. Hornig, H. H. Scheld
      Pages 129-136
    5. Mark F. Newman, N. Croughwell, William Greeley, Frank Kern, John Aladj, Gregory Brusino et al.
      Pages 137-143
    6. Phiroze L. Hansotia, Percy N. Karanjia, Richard D. Sautter, William O. Myers, Jefferson F. Ray III, Betty Ann Becker et al.
      Pages 145-151
  5. Psychometric Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Nancy Feys-Dunne, Allen E. Willner
      Pages 167-171
    3. Stanton Newman, Louise Klinger, Graham Venn, Peter Smith, Michael Harrison, Tom Treasure
      Pages 173-179
    4. Stanton Newman, Louise Klinger, Graham Venn, Peter Smith, Michael Harrison, Tom Treasure
      Pages 191-199
    5. Gregory W. Harter, J. Michael Williams, Wilburn E. George, Murry Mutchnick, Ivan Torres
      Pages 201-210
    6. Gregory W. Harter, J. Michael Williams, Wilborn George, Murry Mutchnick, Ivan Torres
      Pages 221-230
    7. R. Bornstein, D. Hammer, R. Starling, J. Stang, R. Lewis, R. Magorien
      Pages 231-235
  6. Medical/Surgical Data

  7. Correlations Between Medical/Surgical Data and Postoperative Psychiatric, Neurological and Psychometric Condition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Michael Borenstein, Allen E. Willner, Georg Rodewald
      Pages 293-295
    3. Georg Rodewald, Allen E. Willner, Michael Borenstein
      Pages 297-307
    4. Allen E. Willner, Georg Rodewald
      Pages 309-317
    5. Tom Treasure, Wilfred Pugsley, Louise Klinger, Christos Paschalis, B. Aspey, Michael Harrison et al.
      Pages 327-335
    6. F. T. Strobl, K. V. Arom, D. E. Cohen
      Pages 343-352

About this book


Georg Rodewald University of Hamburg Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany Allen E. Willner Hillside Hospital Glen Oaks, NY In contrast to the initial years of cardiac surgery (37 years ago), there is now increasing interest in cerebral protection. Rodewald [1] in 1978 was among the first to point out the surgeon's concern with "psychopathological problems" and Taylor [2] in 1989 stressed that" ••• the awareness of the cerebral consequences of open heart surgery has risen considerably in recent years • • • " This book reviews the evidence for neurological, psychological, and neuropsycho­ logical reactions to cardiac surgery. In previous studies one problem is that small samples of patients were studied with different measuring instruments so that it was difficult to ma~e sense of inconsistent findings. Considerable controversy resulted with little ability to sort out discrepant findings. It appeared that a large multi­ center study using uniform measures might help clarify the picture.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Allen E. Willner
    • 1
  • Georg Rodewald
    • 2
  1. 1.Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Hillside HospitalGlen OaksUSA
  2. 2.University Hospital Hamburg-EppendorfGermany

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