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Cognitive function still impaired five years after CABG (coronary artery bypass)

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Long-term cognitive decline following coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery is sufficiently common to justify interventions to prevent it, a US study has found. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, carried out standard tests of cognitive function on 261 patients about to undergo CABG and repeated them periodically for up to five years.

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