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”