Reversible brain death after cardiopulmonary arrest and induced hypothermia.

@article{Webb2011ReversibleBD,
  title={Reversible brain death after cardiopulmonary arrest and induced hypothermia.},
  author={Adam C Webb and Owen B. Samuels},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1538-42}
}
OBJECTIVE To describe a patient with transient reversal of findings of brain death after cardiopulmonary arrest and attempted therapeutic hypothermia. DESIGN Case report. SETTING Intensive care unit of an academic tertiary care hospital. PATIENT A 55-yr-old man presented with cardiac arrest preceded by respiratory arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed, spontaneous perfusion restored, and therapeutic hypothermia was attempted for neural protection. After rewarming to 36.5°C… CONTINUE READING