Minimal effects on ex vivo coagulation during mild therapeutic hypothermia in post cardiac arrest patients.

OBJECTIVES Mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) is being used to improve neurological outcome and survival in patients successfully resuscitated after cardiac arrest. The impact on coagulation may be difficult to assess since most coagulation parameters are measured at 37°C and not at actual body core temperature. Therefore we investigated the effects of MTH… CONTINUE READING