ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Neurocognitive dysfunction after cardiac surgery and biochemical markers
Selen Öztürk1, İbrahim Öztürk2
1Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Beypazarı Devlet Hastanesi, Anesteziyoloji ve Reanimasyon Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2013.7615
The postoperative cognitive dysfunction is typically neurologic complication after cardiac surgery. Although it is the most frequent neurologic complication, its pathophysiology is still poorly understood. The lack of standardized clinical evaluation tests in diagnosis and the fact that the applied tests are time-consuming usually makes it overlooked. It also increases treatment expenditures. Therefore, the determination of the cognitive dysfunction with the analysis of the blood samples may reduce the waste of time. In this article, we examine biomarkers, notably S100ß and neuron-specific enolase, which are used for the determination of the postoperative cognitive dysfunction.
Keywords : Cardiac surgery; neuron-specific enolase; postoperative cognitive dysfunction; S100ß
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