THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA FOR COMATOSE SURVIVORS OF IN-HOSPITAL CARDIAC ARREST

 November 11

by Jonathan Downham

Brain_optLarge 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

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