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Clinical and prognostic correlates of EEG in open-heart surgery patients.
  1. K A Sotaniemi

    Abstract

    Sixty-five patients undergoing cardiac valve replacement were followed for one year by electroencephalography (EEG). Occurrence of delta or sharp wave disturbances of low frequency of dominant activity before operation was found to have prognostic significance. The degree of EEG change after operation correlated with clinical signs of cerebral involvement, and predicted the later course.

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