What can cause the oxygen deprivation that leads to an anoxic brain injury?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Several different kinds of injuries and disease processes can lead to the oxygen deprivation that causes an anoxic brain injury. Among the most common are cardiac arrest, traumatic brain injury, drowning, choking, a general anesthesia accident, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Other possible events that can lead to an anoxic brain injury include electrocution, barbiturate poisoning, chest trauma, and severe bronchial asthma.

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