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Predicting Cognitive Recovery After Cardiac Surgery | News Brief

Duke University researchers have found that several factors appear to significantly predict cognitive recovery following cardiac surgery. These included:

More patient education.
Baseline cognitive index.
Less CI decline at 6 weeks.
More activities of daily living (ADLs) at 6 weeks.

The research team suggests that the link between cognitive recovery and ADLs be explored further because it was a potentially modifiable predictor.

Abstract: Anesthesia & Analgesia, February 2013.

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CME: Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease
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The content of this activity was initially presented live at the 2014 ISSFAL Congress held in Stockholm, Sweden.  Topics Include Mediterranean Diet, Milk Fat Globule Membrane (MFGM), DHA Fatty Acid, and Omega-3 Index in Heart Failure Patients.

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