TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Lang, Eddy S.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;2/16/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
48495889

 

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