Brain Death and TCD Recordings

  • Albrecht G. Harders


Brain death is clinically defined as the complete and irreversible cessation of the total brain function, even though the circulation in the rest of the body continues. The patient is no longer able to breathe spontaneously and must be mechanically ventilated. The death of the brain means the death of the person [207].


Internal Carotid Artery Vertebral Artery Brain Death Severe Head Injury Transcranial Doppler Sonography 


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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albrecht G. Harders
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  1. 1.Neurochirurgische Universitätsklinik Freiburg i. Br.Federal Republic of Germany

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