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Neurologic Complications of Cardiac Arrest

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

in Neurologic Complications of Critical Illness

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195371093
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322886 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371093.003.0008

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Neurologic Complications of Cardiac Arrest

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Care of the patient following cardiac resuscitation has been recently reviewed, and a consensus statement recently introduced the moniker “Post–Cardiac Arrest Syndrome.”16 This chapter reviews the current knowledge of resuscitation medicine but concentrates on the clinical manifestations of anoxic–ischemic encephalopathy and its management. This condition has been collectively referred to as “anoxic–ischemic encephalopathy.” In clinical practice, it is difficult to single out anoxia as a trigger, and its injurious effect may be much less than previously appreciated. “Postresuscitation encephalopathy” may be a more appropriate term.

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Subjects: Neurology

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