Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cardiac Arrest at Home? Chill Out !

  Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) by reducing body core temperature to 36 degrees C has been shown to improve outcomes after witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest from ventricular fibrillation.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev2016;2:CD004128
  BUT in a recent study TH was NOT found to be beneficial in comatose patients that suffered a cardiac arrest in the hospital.
JAMA 2016 Oct 4;316:1375

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