Neurologic complications of cardiac arrest. Journal Article


Authors: Gill, R; Teitcher, M; Ruland, S
Article Title: Neurologic complications of cardiac arrest.
Abstract: Cardiac arrest is a catastrophic event with high morbidity and mortality. Despite advances over time in cardiac arrest management and postresuscitation care, the neurologic consequences of cardiac arrest are frequently devastating to patients and their families. Targeted temperature management is an intervention aimed at limiting postanoxic injury and improving neurologic outcomes following cardiac arrest. Recovery of neurologic function governs long-term outcome after cardiac arrest and prognosticating on the potential for recovery is a heavy burden for physicians. An early and accurate estimate of the potential for recovery can establish realistic expectations and avoid futile care in those destined for a poor outcome. This chapter reviews the epidemiology, pathophysiology, therapeutic interventions, prognostication, and neurologic sequelae of cardiac arrest.
Journal Title: Handbook of clinical neurology
ISSN: 0072-9752; 0072-9752
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2021
LUC Authors
  1. Sean Ruland
    18 Ruland
  2. Rick Gill
    9 Gill
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