The Race is On: Early Determination of Neuroprognosis after Cardiac Arrest
It is hard to believe that the first descriptions of "brain waves", later called electroencephalogram (EEG), are older than EKG: both are over one hundred years old. Since then, significant progress has been made in understanding heart and brain functions using novel invasive and non-invasive technologies that allow detailed mapping of structural and functional connections. However, in extreme situations like cardiac arrest, we still rely - at least initially - on these aforementioned "ancient" technologies for a quick diagnosis and guidance for treatment.
- Received August 7, 2015.
- Accepted August 11, 2015.