Bypass Not To Blame For Heart Patients' Mental Decline, Study Suggests

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 11:28 in Health & Medicine

Heart patients often experience lasting problems with memory, language and other cognitive skills after bypass surgery. However, these problems aren't caused by the surgery itself or the pump used to replace heart function during surgery, a new study suggests. The findings may lead to better approaches to prevent cognitive decline regardless of which treatment heart disease patients receive.

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