A 57-year-old male asked:
Can the brain regenrate after cardiac arrest after 30min.?
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Dr. John Garner answered
15 years experience in Cardiology
Generally not: It depends on the specific situation, but if the brain has been deprived of oxygen for more than 12 to 14 minutes, the damage is (usually) at least partly irreversible. A relatively new technique called therapeutic hypothermia improves the statistics somewhat, but the outcomes for many patients are still poor.
Answered on Feb 8, 2019
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