Mild hypothermia improved neurologic outcome and reduced mortality after cardiac arrest because of ventricular arrhythmia
- Problems and Complications With Cold-Water Rescue. Giesbrecht, Gordon G.; Hayward, John S. // Wilderness & Environmental Medicine (Allen Press Publishing Serv;Spring2006, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p26
A case description is presented of a 9-member rowing team whose scull swamped on a small lake in Victoria, Canada, because of a sudden winter storm, which immersed them in 4Â°C water for 50 minutes until a small rescue boat found them in darkness. Another 13 minutes of cold exposure in...
- Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia to Improve the Neurologic Outcome after Cardiac Arrest. // New England Journal of Medicine;2/21/2002, Vol. 346 Issue 8, p549
Background: Cardiac arrest with widespread cerebral ischemia frequently leads to severe neurologic impairment. We studied whether mild systemic hypothermia increases the rate of neurologic recovery after resuscitation from cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. Methods: In this...
- Therapeutic hypothermia following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA): an audit of compliance at a large Australian hospital. McGloughlin, S. A.; Udy, A.; O'donoghue, S.; Bandeshe, H.; Gowardman, J. R. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;Sep2012, Vol. 40 Issue 5, p844
The article presents a study that aimed to document the effectiveness of discretionary therapeutic hypothermia (TH) by physicians instead of as part of a research trial. An overview on TH is provided as key component care for out-of-patient cardiac arrest (OHCA) caused by ventricular...
- Dillemas in the use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest. Zahger, Doron // Romanian Journal of Cardiology;2014, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p268
The article discusses some dillemas over the use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest including the considerations of ventricular fibrillation in applying mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) in sudden cardiac arrest regardless of initial rhythm. It notes two separate studies of...
- Survival after prolonged cardiac arrest and accidental hypothermia. Osborne, L.; Kamal El-Din, A.S.; Smith, J.E. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);10/6/1984, Vol. 289 Issue 6449, p881
Presents a case concerning the survival of a patient after prolonged cardiac arrest and accidental hypothermia in Great Britain. Factors affecting survival; Mortality rate of accidental hypothermia; Advice on the medical care of the patients.
- Rate control was more cost effective than rhythm control in persistent atrial fibrillation. Newman, David // Evidence Based Medicine;Apr2005, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p59
The article discusses whether in patients with persistent atrial Fibrillation, rate control is more cost effective than rhythm control for reducing cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The Rate Control Versus Electrical Cordioversion (RACE) trial did not identify a strategy-dependent...
- Epilepsy Is a Risk Factor for Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the General Population. Bardai, Abdennasser; Lamberts, Robert J.; Blom, Marieke T.; Spanjaart, Anne M.; Berdowski, Jocelyn; Van Der Staal, Sebastiaan R.; Brouwer, Henk J.; Koster, Rudolph W.; Sander, Josemir W.; Thijs, Roland D.; Tan, Hanno L.; Kiechl, Stefan // PLoS ONE;Aug2012, Vol. 7 Issue 8, Special section p1
Background: People with epilepsy are at increased risk for sudden death. The most prevalent cause of sudden death in the general population is sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) due to ventricular fibrillation (VF). SCA may contribute to the increased incidence of sudden death in people with...
- Observational study of defibrillation in theatre. Fielden, Jonathan M; Bradbury, Neil S; Doherty, Roger // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);01/23/99, Vol. 318 Issue 7178, p232
Presents information on an observational study which tests whether surgeons and anaesthetic could manage ventricular fibrillation in accordance with advanced life support protocols. Methods; Results; Comment from the study.
- ASYSTOLE AND ELECTROMECHANICAL DISSOCIATION. Camm, A.J. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);4/26/1986, Vol. 292 Issue 6528, p1123
Focuses on asystole and electromechanical dissociation. Mechanisms of cardiac arrest; Difference in the prognosis of asystole, electromechanical dissociation and ventricular fibrillation; Discussion on the management of asystole.