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The Correlation Between Neurological and Neuropsychological Variables

  • Reijo Hirvenoja

Abstract

Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery may be influenced by short-term neurological and neuropsychological deficits. In order to assess these deficits, we have assessed the neurological and neuropsychological sequelae of patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery at several points in time. This paper presents preliminary findings on the correlations between neurological and preoperative neuropsychological variables observed in the first 340 coronary bypass surgery patients in this multicenter study.

Keywords

Neurological Status Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Psychometric Test Digit Symbol Cerebral Dysfunction 
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References

  1. 1.
    A. E. Willner, C. J. Rabiner, Psychopathology and cognitive dysfunction five years after open heart surgery. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 20: 409 – 418 (1979).PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Reijo Hirvenoja
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of OuluFinland

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