Circulatory arrest in a brain-dead organ donor: is the use of cardiac compression permissible?


Care of the brain-dead patient is common in intensive care practice. Aggressive donor management is advocated to increase supply of viable organs. Significant controversy exists over cardiac resuscitation in patients determined dead by cardiac criteria. The issue, till now, has not been addressed in brain dead patients. We discuss a case of cardiac… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0885066609344955