Anoxic Encephalopathy

A type of brain injury in which there is a lack of cerebral blood flow to the brain which is typically the result of trauma to the body such as cardiac arrest or poisoning. Anoxic Encephalopathy, otherwise known as hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, commonly occurs within patients who have become comatose as the result of cardiac arrest. This condition often results in death or negative neurologic effects for those who survive.