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Stroke can be a devastating complication of surgery, with few effective strategies for detection or prevention. Overt stroke (ie, stroke with clinically apparent manifestations) occurs in approximately 0·1–1·0% of patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery and is associated with a higher mortality than that in patients who did not have a stroke.1 In the non-surgical setting, covert stroke is more common than overt stroke and is associated with cognitive decline.2 However, the incidence and sequelae of covert stroke in the perioperative setting remain unknown.
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Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
Stroke - Cerebrovascular Disease (CVA)
A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Strokes are a medical emergency and prompt treatment is essential because the sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is ...