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The Neurotransmitters: Life after cardiac arrest with Dr. Samantha Fernandez

Listen here to The Neurotransmitters: A Clinical Neurology Podcast about everything neurology! Join Dr. Michael Kentris to learn more about common clinical scenarios, the newest studies, challenging clinical cases, and more. Dr. Kentris can be found on Twitter @DrKentris or by email at

Originally released: May 24, 2023

Many times neurologists are called to evaluate people who aren't waking up after a cardiac arrest. There are guidelines which help guide the medical field with respect to neurologic prognosis. But what happens to those patients who survive once they leave the hospital?

Dr. Samantha Fernandez shares her unique perspective as both a survivor of a cardiac arrest and as a neurologist and talks about her experience and what we as a profession could be doing better for patients and their families.

You can reach Dr. Fernandez on Twitter @DrSamanthaF

Guidelines for Neuroprognostication in Comatose Adult Survivors of Cardiac Arrest

Neurologic Outcome Prediction in the Intensive Care Unit

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