Neurological brain damage is observed not only in patients with severe traumatic brain injury, but also in patients who underwent cardiac surgery or even in patients with eye disease. Cerebrovascular autoregulation (CA) is one of the essential physiological factors whose impairments affect the poor outcome of neurosurgical (brain trauma, hemorrhagic strokes, etc.) or cardiac surgery patients, but are also associated with neurodegenerative phenomena that cause glaucoma. Many patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass have post-operative cognitive deterioration due to CA impairments during surgery. Neurological postoperative complications such as cognitive dysfunction and delirium are observed in approximately 35%-83% of cardiac surgery patients after discharge from hospital and up to 42% of patients even 5 years after the surgery. Treatment for post-traumatic and post-operative (neurosurgical, cardiac surgery, organ transplantation) neurological brain injuries cost billions of US dollars worldwide.
During the session, a brain neuroprotection technology will be presented: neuroprotection system for real-time physiological brain function monitoring and prevention of cognitive deterioration.