Neuropsychological outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting

Ola A. Selnes, Rebecca F. Gottesman

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

33 Scopus citations


Short- and long-term cognitive declines after cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass have been reported, but the frequency, severity, nature, and etiology of postoperative cognitive changes have been difficult to quantify. Current studies have corrected the principal methodological shortcoming of earlier studies by including control groups, and have shown that while early postoperative cognitive decline does occur in some patients, it is generally mild and reversible by 3 months after surgery. Late cognitive changes do occur, but comparison with patients undergoing off-pump surgery or those being treated medically suggests that these changes are not specific to CABG or more specifically to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-226
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the International Neuropsychological Society
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Cognition disorders
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Outcome assessment
  • Postoperative complications
  • Prospective studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


Dive into the research topics of 'Neuropsychological outcomes after coronary artery bypass grafting'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this