Article title: Movement Disorders after Resuscitation from Cardiac Arrest
Authors: Arun Venkatesan, MD, PhD., Steven Frucht, MD
Journal/Source: Neurologic Clinics; Vol 24, 2006; 123-132.
Discussion: There are many movement disorders that arise after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Recently, there has been an increase in the report of Lance-Adams syndrome. The increase in awareness of the syndrome has prompted case literature reviews. This review article focuses on the investigation of posthypoxic myoclonus (PHM), the predominate symptom observed in Lance Adams syndrome (chronic PHM). The previously rare syndrome was discovered in 1963 by Lance and Adams and is characterized by the development of myoclonus as a result of cerebral hypoxia after cardiac arrest. Knowledge and insight gained from learning about Lance-Adams syndrome can help physiatrists with medical management and resourcefulness of utilizing therapy modalities to their full extent during treatment.
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