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Hypotension during bypass increases stroke risk

Hypotension during bypass increases stroke risk

March 23, 2017

Hypotension during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery is linked to increased risk of post-surgical cardiovascular accidents, according to researchers in Canada.

The team at University of Ottawa in Ontario conducted a retrospective cohort study of over 7000 patients who required a cardiopulmonary bypass. They found that cardiovascular accidents were more common in patients with a mean arterial pressure less than 75 mmHg during surgery.

Other risk factors for cardiovascular accidents included older age, cooling while on bypass, and combined valve and bypass surgery.

 

Link to news article:
http://www.anesthesiologynews.com/Clinical-Anesthesiology/Article/02-17/Hypotension-During-Bypass-Increases-Adverse-Effects/40200

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