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Publications [#270989] of James A. Blumenthal

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  1. Robinson, M; Blumenthal, JA; Burker, EJ; Hlatky, M; Reves, JG (1990). Coronary artery bypass grafting and cognitive function: A review. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, 10(5), 180-189. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/07/19)

    Abstract:
    Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a well-established and common surgical procedure for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Although CABG is associated with increased survival, especially in patients with left main or 3-vessel disease, the effects of CABG on measures of cognitive performance are less well known. This review examines the incidence and severity of cognitive impairment after CABG and suggests that future research will need to consider issues of cognitive functions, as well as morbidity and mortality, in evaluating the efficacy of treatments for CAD.


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