Protein from injured neurons predicts brain recovery after o
The biomarker neuron-specific enolase is a strong predictor of brain recovery in heart attack patients who are unconscious for three or more days, according to a study published January 18, 2017, in the journal PLOS ONE by Sebastian Wiberg from Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark and colleagues.

When people suffer cardiac arrests out-of-hospital, their brains may be oxygen-deprived for some time, causing neurological injuries and loss of consciousness. Neurological injury from lack of oxygen is the primary cause of death following cardiac arrest, so accurate prognostic information about brain recovery is key to making decisions about patient care.

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