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Brain function monitoring during off-pump cardiac surgery: a case report.

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Published Article
Journal
Cases journal
1757-1626
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
1
Pages
94–94
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DOI: 10.1186/1757-1626-1-94
PMID: 18706094
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Medline

Abstract

During the off-pump coronary bypass surgery, a lower cardiac index, predisposes patients, with multiple stroke risk factors, to a reduction of the cerebral blood flow. Intraoperative somatosensory evoked potentials monitoring provides informations about the functional status of somatosensory cortex to reverse effects of brain ischemia.

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