Could MicroRNA be Neurological Prognosis Biomarkers after Cardiac Arrest?

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim. 2024 May 3;52(2):49-53. doi: 10.4274/TJAR.2024.241557.


For patients monitored in intensive care units in the aftermath of a cardiac arrest, one of the well-established difficulties of care after resuscitation is the ability to perform the necessary prognostic assessments as accurately and early as possible. Although current guidelines include algorithms to determine prognosis, there are still missing links and uncertainties. Biomarkers obtained from peripheral blood are generally non-invasive and easy to obtain. Although the potential to use microRNA as a prognostic biomarker after cardiac arrest has received less interest recently, its popularity has increased in the last few years. By identifying prognostic biomarkers within 24 h of cardiac arrest, clinicians in intensive care could gain valuable insights to guide patient outcomes and predict both mortality and survival rates.

Keywords: Biomarker; cardiac arrest; intensive care; microRNAs; neurological function; prognostics.