Brain Injury Following Cardiac Arrest

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Abstract

Neurologic injury resulting from global cerebral ischemia secondary to cardiac arrest (CA) continues to be a major clinical problem that requires urgent neurocritical care intervention Estimates of the yearly incidence of sudden CA in the US varies widely from 250,000 to 460,000

Keywords

Brain injury Therapeutic hypothermia Depth of hypothermia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neuroscience Critical CareJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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