Cardiac arrest: Induced hypothermia

Advanced, Clinical - Cardiovascular, Organ-Based and Clinical Sciences

In 2002, two large, prospective trials demonstrated that mild hypothermia after resuscitation from cardiac arrest and maintained for 12 to 24 hours improved survival and neurologic outcome in patients suffering from VF/VT arrest. Additional studies have suggested that therapeutic hypothermia may be beneficial following respiratory arrest, electrical mechanical dissociation, and asystole, provided that it is initiated within 25 minutes.

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