Harvard criteria

A series of 4 parameters delineated by the Harvard Medical School ad hoc committee for irreversible coma

Harvard criteria

A series of 4 parameters delineated by the the Harvard Medical School ad hoc committee for irreversible coma
Harvard criteria for brain death
• Unreceptivity and unresponsiveness
• No movement or breathing
• No reflexes
• Flat electroencephalogram (confirmatory)
In addition, the following must be present
• Body temperature ≥32º C
• Absence of CNS depressants
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He declares this a serious omission, most notably because three years after publication of the Harvard Criteria in the Journal of the American Medical Association, University of Minnesota physicians measured positive EEG readings in five of nine patients for whom the first three Harvard criteria--today's standard for brain death-applied.
That difference of opinion is partly responsible for New Jersey being the only state with statutory recognition of a religious objection to the Harvard criteria.
Teresi believes that the committees pronouncement, which became extremely influential throughout the country, was profoundly misguided and immoral: "the Harvard criteria predict that the patient will die.
At about the same time, in 1968, medical researchers published the Harvard Criteria for Irreversible Coma.

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