How are cerebrovascular complications of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) prevented?

Updated: Dec 04, 2019
  • Author: Rohit Shahani, MD, MS, MCh; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Cerebrovascular complications are a major cause of morbidity after CABG. The main causes of these complications are hypoperfusion or embolic events. Accordingly, it is important to maintain adequate mean arterial pressures as a prophylactic measure against hypoperfusion, although there is little that can be done to protect the patient from embolic events.


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