Cardiac Arrest Recovery EEG Study

Cardiac Arrest Recovery EEG Study

Full Study Title: Cardiac Arrest Recovery EEG Study

Summary

The purpose of the study is to collect EEG’s as close to the cardiac arrest as possible using a standard hospital EEG machine and an investigational EEG device to help determine the neurological status of the cardiac arrest patient and to help decide on possible treatment and chance of recovery. The investigational EEG machine will be simple to operate as well as easy to interpret for the clinician and the nurses. It is not to replace the electrophysiologist interpretation but to determine ealy on if further evaluation and treatment can help the patient.

Participant Eligibility

Inclusion Criteria:

Cardiac Arrest:

  • Patients 18 years and older:
    1. with cardiac arrest in the hospital and successfully resuscitated, or
    2. with cardiac arrest out of the hospital and successfully resuscitated

ICD patients:

  • Patients 18 years and older:
    1. Who are undergoing elective procedure in the electrophysiology laboratory for placement of a cardiac defibrillator and who will most likely undergo induction of ventricular arrhythmia as part of the procedure

Exclusion Criteria:

Cardiac Arrest:

  1. Cardiac arrest and a known pre-existing cerebral pathology such as brain tumor, cerebral hemorrhage, encephalitis or immediately post-op neurosurgery.
  2. CNS infection
  3. Skull defects and scalp diseases that are not amenable to standard EEG testing

ICD patients:

  1. Known pre-existing cerebral pathology such as brain tumor, cerebral hemorrhage, encephalitis or immediately post-op neurosurgery.
  2. CNS infection
  3. Skull defects and scalp diseases that are not amenable to standard EEG testing

Study ID: NCT00483873

Study Sites
Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital

Principal Investigator(s)
Michel Torbey, MD,MPH

Contact
Michel Torbey, MD,MPH
414-805-5343
mtorbey@mcw.edu