Therapeutic Hypothermia…discussions abound!

Tweet Targeted temperature management at 33C versus 36C after cardiac arrest Nielsen et alNew England Journal of Medicine, 12 2013, vol./is. 369/23(2197-206), 0028-4793;1533-4406 “Unconscious survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have a high risk of death or poor neurologic function. Therapeutic hypothermia is recommended by international guidelines, but the supporting evidence is limited, and the target […]

THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA FOR COMATOSE SURVIVORS OF IN-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST

Tweet Large studies report 15 to 20% survival hospital discharge following IHCA1. Fifty-six percent of our patients survived to hospital discharge. The majority of survivors had a good neurologic outcome. Therapeutic hypothermia should be considered for any patient who is comatose following a witnessed, acute cardiac arrest, regardless of the arrest location or initial rhythm […]