Sudden cardiac arrest survivors frequently face both cognitive and emotional difficulties.
Anoxic brain damage is frequently a consequence of sudden cardiac arrest. When the heart stops pumping blood to the brain there may be decreased oxygen delivery. Insufficient oxygen may result in cell death. Certain areas of the brain are more susceptible to decreased oxygen levels. Commonly effected areas may regulate coordination, memory, vision, reasoning and problem solving.
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Impaired Cognition and Behavior Problems
- Behavioral Changes
- Cognitive and Memory Issues
- Organizing Life After Brain Injury
- Neurological Impairments Following SCA & ICD Implantation
- Memory Loss Among SCA Victims
- Preserving Memories
- Brain Injury Rehab
- Cognition & Memory
Depressed, anxious, stressed, or confused? It is natural to have highs and lows and mixed emotions throughout your SCA experience. The following articles provide information for dealing with emotional struggles.