Semin Neurol
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1728761
Review Article

Neurological Complications of Cardiac Procedures

Courtney M. Hrdlicka*
1  Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, Arizona
Jeffrey Wang*
2  Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Magdy Selim
3  Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
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Neurological complications after cardiac surgery and percutaneous cardiac interventions are not uncommon. These include periprocedural stroke, postoperative cognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery, contrast-induced encephalopathy after percutaneous interventions, and seizures. In this article, we review the incidence, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of these complications. Improved understanding of these complications could lead to their prevention, faster detection, and facilitation of diagnostic workup and appropriate treatment.

* Authors contributed equally to the manuscript.

Publication History

Publication Date:
15 June 2021 (online)

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