Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: experiences with patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiogenic shock.

@article{Hovdenes2007TherapeuticHA,
  title={Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: experiences with patients treated with percutaneous coronary intervention and cardiogenic shock.},
  author={Jan Hovdenes and Jon Henrik Laake and Lars Aaberge and H{\aa}kon Haugaa and Jan Frederik Bugge},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2007},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          137-42
        }
}
BACKGROUND Therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to increase survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The trials documenting such benefit excluded patients with cardiogenic shock and only a few patients were treated with percutaneous coronary intervention prior to admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). We use therapeutic hypothermia whenever cardiac arrest patients do not wake up immediately after return of spontaneous circulation. METHODS This paper reports the outcome of… CONTINUE READING
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