Role of EEG in Brain Death Determination in Children The Bronx Experience

  • Solomon L. Moshé
  • Luis A. Alvarez
  • Beverly A. Davidoff


The cessation of heartbeat and respiration has traditionally been considered the standard by which a person can be declared legally dead. The rapid expansion of medical technology has enhanced our ability to save life and at times to maintain cardiac and respiratory functions in patients that in the past would have failed. The technological progress led to the development of a new standard for the determination of death, namely the cessation of all brain functions (Harvard Medical School, 1968).


Mean Arterial Pressure Brain Death Brain Death Determination Diagnose Brain Death Cerebral Blood Flow Study 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Solomon L. Moshé
    • 1
  • Luis A. Alvarez
    • 2
  • Beverly A. Davidoff
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and PediatricsAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyAlbert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  3. 3.Bronx Municipal HospitalBronxUSA

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