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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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
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2016


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Delirium
  • Postoperative critical care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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