Current approach to diagnosis and treatment of delirium after cardiac surgery

Adam Evans, Menachem Weiner, Rakesh Arora, Insung Chung, Ranjit Deshpande, Robin Varghese, John Augoustides, Harish Ramakrishna

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Abstract

Delirium after cardiac surgery remains a common occurrence that results in significant short. and long.term morbidity and mortality. It continues to be underdiagnosed given its complex presentation and multifactorial etiology; however, its prevalence is increasing given the aging cardiac surgical population. This review highlights the perioperative risk factors, tools to assist in diagnosing delirium, and current pharmacological and nonpharmacological therapy options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)328-337
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Delirium
  • Postoperative critical care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Evans, A., Weiner, M., Arora, R., Chung, I., Deshpande, R., Varghese, R., Augoustides, J., & Ramakrishna, H. (2016). Current approach to diagnosis and treatment of delirium after cardiac surgery. Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia, 19(2), 328-337. https://doi.org/10.4103/0971-9784.179634