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Raja Umer Ejaz
Brig Nasir
Amna Akbar


cardiac surgery, valve surgery, neurological complications


Introduction: Cardiac surgery continues to be a procedure with poor prognosis and compromised recovery, sometimes necessitating emergency department (ED) intervention for postoperative problems. Neurological complications mostly include neurocognitive dysfunction, stroke, seizures, delirium, and, in rare cases, coma.

Methodology: We observed 49 cases of cardiac surgery at our hospital over a period of six months and recorded the adverse neurological events. The data was analyzed on SPSS version 25

Results:  There were 18 cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and 31 Valve Surgery cases among which, male female ratio was 11/7 and 17/14 respectively. There were three incidents of stroke and there was no significant relationship (p > 0.05).

Conclusion: Although the literature suggests that there is difference between cardiac surgery procedures in terms of neurological complications, but our study could not establish it due to small data.

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