NEUROPATHOLOGICAL FINDINGS IN PATIENTS DYING AFTER OPEN-HEART SURGERY

J. B. BRIERLEY
1964 Survey of Anesthesiology  
Although cerebral damage has been regarded as the cause of death in some patients dying after open operations on the heart, this conclusion rests almost entirely on clinical evidence such as an impaired level of consciousness after the operation, abnormalities of muscle tone and reflexes, visual and extrapyramidal disorders or epilepsy. Accounts of cerebral pathology in fatal cases are limited to that of Bjork and Hultquist (1960) and a group of papers describing the cerebral emboli due to the
more » ... emboli due to the anti-foam agent employed in the oxygenator (Yates,
doi:10.1097/00132586-196412000-00057 fatcat:x7a2dcbi35behij4s23xfgc4ja