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If 88 yr man had cpr (later responded to questions by blinking eyes) had a positive CT scan, but EEG activity of 5%. Chances of braindamage? Waking up?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Family meeting...
In the instances where there's an elderly person who was sick enough to need CPR and the family has questions about prognosis, it's best to have a sit down family meeting with the primary doctor/icu doctor and neurologist to discuss goals of care.
On average about 15-18% of people >65 who have CPR survive to hospital discharge. This is serious enough to warrant a family meeting.

In brief: Family meeting...
In the instances where there's an elderly person who was sick enough to need CPR and the family has questions about prognosis, it's best to have a sit down family meeting with the primary doctor/icu doctor and neurologist to discuss goals of care.
On average about 15-18% of people >65 who have CPR survive to hospital discharge. This is serious enough to warrant a family meeting.
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
In brief: 88yrs old CPR/SURVIV
Positive cat scan for what? Eeg activity of 5% and abnormal cat scal of head?The prognosis is poor, but we need more information to answer your question.
What are th vital signs, any preexixting condition, all meds he had been on and his over all medical history is needed to say for sure.

In brief: 88yrs old CPR/SURVIV
Positive cat scan for what? Eeg activity of 5% and abnormal cat scal of head?The prognosis is poor, but we need more information to answer your question.
What are th vital signs, any preexixting condition, all meds he had been on and his over all medical history is needed to say for sure.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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