Paraplegia After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery

Scherr, Kimberly; Urquhart, Gayle; Eichorst, Christina; Bulbuc, Catherine
October 2006
Critical Care Nurse;Oct2006, Vol. 26 Issue 5, p34
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study of paraplegia after coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). Paraplegia as a complication of CABG is rare. The condition has been reported in patients with a history of peripheral vascular disease who experience severe hypertension during surgery. Cases of reversible paraplegia due to causes other than trauma have been reported.


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