Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Beneficial in the latest Cochrane review.

Medscape Heartwire coverage here.

1 comment:

caroline said...

My sister had a cardiac arrest after a drug overdose. She is now in recovery, and is is perfect physical health. My family and I were later told that if it had not been for quickly inducing hypothermia with a temperature controlled blanket, she would have sustained massive brain damage. the hospital where she was taken had only just bought several of said blankets-- none of the staff had ever used one before. it was a close call.