The Evolving Role of Electroencephalography in Postarrest Care Journal Articles uri icon

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  • ABSTRACT: Electroencephalography is an accessible, portable, noninvasive and safe means of evaluating a patient’s brain activity. It can aid in diagnosis and management decisions for post-cardiac arrest patients with seizures, myoclonus and other non-epileptic movements. It also plays an important role in a multimodal approach to neuroprognostication predicting both poor and favorable outcomes. Individuals ordering, performing and interpreting these tests, regardless of the indication, should understand the supporting evidence, logistical considerations, limitations and impact the results may have on postarrest patients and their families as outlined herein.


  • Bencsik, Caralyn
  • Josephson, Colin
  • Soo, Andrea
  • Ainsworth, Craig
  • Savard, Martin
  • van Diepen, Sean
  • Kramer, Andreas
  • Kromm, Julie

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  • April 4, 2024