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Bypass surgery an “uncommon” cause of memory loss, cognitive decline

Posted July 22, 2015, 12:18 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor, Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) offers a new lease on life for thousands of people each year whose hearts aren’t getting the blood they need to work properly. But it has also been blamed for “brain fog,” a loss of memory and thinking skills that follows the procedure in some people. Such brain problems are often called…

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