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What is postpanoxic encephalopathy ?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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In brief: Post-anoxic?
Post-anoxic encephalopathy occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time.
There are many causes of this including when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest and survives a prolonged resuscitation attempt. Sometimes, in this case, the body survives but the brain suffers a severe injury and the patient does not awaken.

In brief: Post-anoxic?
Post-anoxic encephalopathy occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen for a period of time.
There are many causes of this including when a patient suffers a cardiac arrest and survives a prolonged resuscitation attempt. Sometimes, in this case, the body survives but the brain suffers a severe injury and the patient does not awaken.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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