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Research advances in delirium after cardiac surgery

CHE Zhi-mei, YU Min   

  1. Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Shanghai First People’s Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200080, China
  • Online:2016-11-28 Published:2016-11-29
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China,81300094


Delirium is the most frequent neurologic complication after cardiac surgery. Delirium after cardiac surgery increases other complications and mortality, length of ICU and hospital stay, and long-term cognitive function, which is a hot research spot in the perioperative brain injury. This review focuses on the latest advances in risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of delirium after cardiac surgery.

Key words: cardiovascular surgery, delirium, risk factors, diagnosis, prevention, treatment