Review: Therapeutic hypothermia improves neurologic outcome and survival to discharge after cardiac arrest

Lang, Eddy S.
February 2010
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents information on studies on the effectiveness of therapeutic hypothermia in adults surviving cardiac arrest. The studies compared therapeutic hypothermia, applied within 6 hours of arrival at hospital, with standard treatment in adults who had cardiac arrest and were successfully resuscitated. It has been concluded that in adults who survive cardiac arrest, therapeutic hypothermia after cardiopulmonary resuscitation improves neurologic outcome and survival to discharge.


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