Case Report

Brainstem Death due to hypertension induced brain hemorrhage

Satyajit Patra* and Sreeraj Suresh

Published: 09 December, 2019 | Volume 4 - Issue 1 | Pages: 042-043

Brain stem death is when a person has permanently lost the potential for consciousness and the capacity to breathe. When this happens, a machine called a ventilator keeps oxygen circulating through the person’s bloodstream - a person confirmed as being dead when their brain stem function is permanently lost [1].

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