Resuscitating the heart but losing the brain: brain atrophy in the aftermath of cardiac arrest.


OBJECTIVES Many survivors of cardiac arrest are left with considerable long-term impairments due to a transient ischemic state of the brain. Neuropsychologists identified a wide range of neuropsychological deficits in these patients besides the well-known amnesic syndrome. To date, there is no complete and unbiased documentation of the affected brain areas… (More)
DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181cbcd6f


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