DOI: 10.1111/jocs.16428
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Abstract: Death by neurologic criteria (DNC) requires coma, absent brainstem reflexes, and the inability to breathe independently during apnea testing (AT). For patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), this clinical determination is more challenging. Herein, we report the case of a patient with DNC on ECMO post cardiac surgery, highlighting various considerations to the process and modifications required for AT.

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