Cerebral emboli detected during bypass surgery are associated with clamp removal
Coronary Artery Bypass
Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis
Ultrasonography, Doppler, Transcranial
The majority of emboli detected during coronary artery bypass grafting are associated with the release of clamps. Clamp manipulation may lead to release of aortic atheromatous debris. These emboli may be relevant to neurocognitive outcome.