More than 30% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survivors suffer significant memory impairment. The hippocampus may be vulnerable to hypoxic injury during cardiac arrest. The purpose of this study was to determine whether selective hippocampal injury is the substrate for this memory impairment.

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Type

Journal article

Journal

Stroke

Publication Date

07/2000

Volume

31

Pages

1509 - 1514

Keywords

Aged, Amygdala, Atrophy, Brain Ischemia, Emergency Medical Services, Female, Heart Arrest, Hippocampus, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Memory Disorders, Mental Recall, Middle Aged, Neuropsychological Tests