Today is Therapeutic Thursday at Aortic Hope!
🤔 We all know that Pumphead is a real thing! This includes having a thought and instantly forgetting it, not remembering where you are going, repeating yourself multiple times to loved ones or even leaving your phone in the refrigerator!
Cognitive and short-term memory loss are very real experiences for a lot of community members after open heart surgery. This can be due to an initial dissection, micro bubbles in the tubing or possibly due to medications that we are prescribed.
Check out this article from Scientific American written by Bruce Stutz, titled: Pumphead: Does the heart-lung machine have a dark side?
Let us know your most frustrating experience with Pumphead.