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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 7283606, 5 pages
Case Report

Neuropsychological Outcome following Resuscitation after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A One-Year Follow-Up

1Department of Neurology, Christophorus-Kliniken Dülmen, Vollenstr. 10, 48249 Dülmen, Germany
2Department of Cardiology, Christophorus-Kliniken Dülmen, Vollenstr. 10, 48249 Dülmen, Germany

Correspondence should be addressed to Jeannette Overbeck; ed.nekinilk-surohpotsirhc@kcebrevo.ettennaej

Received 21 March 2017; Revised 19 June 2017; Accepted 3 July 2017; Published 6 August 2017

Academic Editor: Ramazan Akdemir

Copyright © 2017 Jeannette Overbeck and Frank-Michael Schweers. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A 61-year-old woman survived resuscitation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The heterogeneity of the resulting cognitive impairments and the recovery over a one-year period are presented, highlighting the need for standardized neuropsychological testing even after short cardiac arrests and for effective treatment both out of hospital and in hospital.