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New form of treatment to reduce risk of surgery-related ischemic brain injury?

Ischemic brain injury due to heart and vascular surgery causes more than 100,000 deaths annually in Europe and the United States. In addition, approximately 10?20% of patients undergoing heart and vascular surgery ? at least 1.5 million people in Europe and the United States every year ? suffer from ischemic brain injury as a side-effect of their surgery. Now researchers suggest that they may have come up with a new treatment to this problem.
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