Cardiac arrest: neurologic causes and complications
Brain injury continues to be a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest. Movement disorders, such as myoclonic jerks and cerebellar ataxia, and delirium may also follow episodes of cardiac arrest. In extreme cases, patients suffer widespread destruction of the cerebral cortex and progress to either a persistent vegetative state or death from neurologic complications.
Jun. 09, 2021