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Alzheimer's Disease

Neurological Damage after Near Fatal MI.

07/09/2003

Question:

Can a brief death then resuscitation from a massive MI cause any neurological damage? If so, what would that be?

Answer:

The resuscitation from a massive MI can possibly cause neurological damage due to anoxia, or a lack of oxygen to the brain, which can lead to the death of brain cells. Individuals with anoxia often will have memory and thinking problems. 

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Response by:

Paula K Ogrocki, PhD Paula K Ogrocki, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University