Critical illness polyneuropathy. Regression following cardiac operation.

Research paper by Giuseppe G Gatti, Paolo P Grassi, Luciano L Silvestri, Bartolo B Zingone

Indexed on: 03 Aug '07Published on: 03 Aug '07Published in: Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery


Critical illness polyneuropathy is an acute neuromuscular disorder of severely ill patients that may also occur in complicated postoperative heart surgery course. This case report should make this disease known also as a preoperative condition that may regress following a successful cardiac operation.