Mozková smrt a dárcovský program

Title in English Brain death and donor program


Year of publication 2020
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Description In the 1950s, with the development of artificial lung ventilation, extinction of brain function was observed in patients with catastrophic brain damage. Respiration was provided by the device, circulation was supported by fluids and infusion of catecholamine. In further development, the extinction of brain functions has been termed "brain death" and is considered the death of an individual. In addition to the traditional cardiorespiratory criteria for death, new criteria have emerged based on the confirmation of irreversible extinction by brain function. A person without a functioning brain is considered dead because he has no contact with his surroundings, he has no manifestations of thought, he does not perceive, he has no targeted movements, he has no respiratory activity, organ functions can only be artificially maintained for a certain time, the brain cannot be transplanted.

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