Induced Hypothermia after Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest Treatment of Comatose Survivors of Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest with Induced Hypothermia


A BSTRACT Background Cardiac arrest outside the hospital is common and has a poor outcome. Studies in laboratory animals suggest that hypothermia induced shortly after the restoration of spontaneous circulation may improve neurologic outcome, but there have been no conclusive studies in humans. In a randomized, controlled trial, we compared the effects of… (More)


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