Mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest - a nationwide survey on the implementation of the ILCOR guidelines in German intensive care units.

@article{Wolfrum2007MildTH,
  title={Mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest - a nationwide survey on the implementation of the ILCOR guidelines in German intensive care units.},
  author={Sebastian Wolfrum and Peter Walter Radke and Tobias Pischon and Stefan N. Willich and Heribert Schunkert and Volkhard Kurowski},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2007},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={207-13}
}
AIM To investigate the implementation of mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) after cardiac arrest into clinical practice. METHODS AND RESULTS A structured evaluation questionnaire was sent to all German hospitals registered to have ICUs; 58% completed the survey. A total of 93 ICUs (24%) reported to use MTH. Of those, 93% started MTH in patients after out-of-hospital resuscitation with observed ventricular fibrillation and 72% when other initial rhythms were observed. Only a minority of ICUs… CONTINUE READING