A Burst Suppression Pattern on EEG After Cardiac Arrest May Not Be Dire
December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017 - 9:00am
BY THOMAS R. COLLINS
WASHINGTON, DC—New data lend further credence to the idea that a burst suppression pattern (BSP) on electroencephalography (EEG) after cardiac arrest might not be as dire as has traditionally been thought, according a presentation here at the American Epilepsy Society annual meeting.
Researchers at Columbia University, Cornell University, and the Rockefeller University looked retrospectively at data for 73 patients who had cardiac arrest and underwent therapeutic hypothermia with continuous video EEG. They identified a BSP, which involves high amplitude bursts amid an otherwise flat EEG, and looked for notable characteristics on the EEG. Read full atricle at http://journals.lww.com