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Had open heart surgery, bentall procedure, did some inappropriate things before surgery. Are the memory and behaviour issues resultant from having less blood flow to the brain?

I had open heart surgery 18May2011. I had a Bentall Procedure which replaced my bipedal aortic valve and aortic arch where the artery had become distended. Prior to surgery I did some inappropriate things in March2011, things that I find hard to believe and have very little, if any, memory of doing. Are the memory and behaviour issues resultant from having less blood flow to my brain? .
Asked On : Sun, 8 Jul 2012
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Dear Sir/ Madam
Thanks for writing to us.
A cardio-pulmonary bypass set up at time of aortic surgery can give rise to many neurological problems by various mechanisms. Memory loss is one of them. This may result from low oxygen, low blood supply, migration of clot to brain vessels, migration of air to brain vessels etc.
you should consult your neuro-physician for proper evaluation and management.
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