MYOCLONIC JERKS secondary to POST-CARDIAC ARREST CEREBRAL HYPOXIA


This patient suffered “out of hospital” cardiac arrest. Cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was done for about 30 minutes, after which cardiac rhythm was restored. Patient remained comatose after resuscitation. He was on life supports including mechanical ventilation and multiple inotropes. He had frequent myoclonic jerks. Note that the myoclonic jerks are asymmetric, affecting mainly the leftContinue reading “MYOCLONIC JERKS secondary to POST-CARDIAC ARREST CEREBRAL HYPOXIA”

Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease


Tremors are among the commonest symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. In the above video, you can see tremors affecting the right hand in a middle aged woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease. These are also called as “drum-beating” tremors. The frequency of these tremors is 4-5 Hz. There are no tremors in the left hand. These tremorsContinue reading “Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease”