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Trouble with walking and talking since atriple bypass and valve replacement. Normal?

My 78 year old mom had atriple bypass and valve replacement . Before surgery she was active and articulate. Since surgery she has trouble walking and has trouble talking. Sometimes she will just grunt other times she answer where u can understand her. I have played games with her and her mind seems alright. Is this normal and can she come out of it?
Asked On : Fri, 11 Jan 2013
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Dear patient,

One of the most common complications of aortic valve replecements are strokes, which can be subtle at times. I would recommend seeing a neurologist who can order a CT scan of the head, stroke protocol, after performing a through neurologic exam, including a mental exam test

Truly yours,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Sun, 26 May 2013
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