What are the 2015 AHA recommendations for the detection and treatment of postresuscitation nonconvulsive status epilepticus?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Unchanged from the 2010 AHA guidelines, the detection and treatment of nonconvulsive status epilepticus remains a priority. The 2015 guidelines offer the following new recommendations [43] :

  • An electroencephalogram (EEG) for the diagnosis of seizure should be promptly performed and interpreted, and thereafter monitored in comatose patients after ROSC (class I)

  • Anticonvulsant regimens used to treat status epilepticus caused by other etiologies may be considered after cardiac arrest (class IIb)


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