Relation of serum cortisol to delirium occurring after acute coronary syndromes


Colkesen Y., Giray S., Ozenli Y., Sezgin N. , Coskun I.

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.31, no.1, pp.161-165, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.07.001
  • Title of Journal : AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-165

Abstract

Background: Delirium can be associated with cardiac system disorders. Stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of postoperative delirium. Cortisol is one of the most important stress hormones in humans. We aimed to investigate whether a relation exists between serum cortisol and the degree of delirium after acute coronary syndromes (ACS).