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Mark and Mary Cooper (middle), stopped by the neuroscience ICU to thank Mary's care team, which included: (from l to r) Brandon Foreman, MD, Wendi Fox, RN, and Simona Ferioli, MD.
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Mark and Mary Cooper (middle), stopped by the neuroscience ICU to thank Mary's care team, which included: (from l to r) Brandon Foreman, MD, Wendi Fox, RN, and Simona Ferioli, MD.
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Publish Date: 07/30/18
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Patient on Road to Recovery Thanks to Neuroscience Team, and Time

After collapsing from a heart attack in December 2017, 51-year-old Mary Cooper remained in status epilepticus, or a constant state of seizure activity for nearly two weeks. With continuous EEG monitoring, available in the region only at UC Medical Center’s neurocritical care unit, specialists at the UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute were able to get her seizure activity under control to begin the brain’s healing process. 

"At UC, we know a lot about post-cardiac arrest seizures, so when we got the call and heard what was going on, we made room for her,” says Brandon Foreman, MD, an assistant professor of neurology. "If a patient is in a coma, it can be hard for a standard EEG to determine what is going on inside the brain; that is where the continuous monitoring becomes critical.”



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