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Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest in a 66-year-old man.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22689276     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Hypoxic-ischaemic brain injury is an important cause of morbidity and mortality following both in- and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Despite significant advances in critical care the only intervention proven to increase survival rates after cardiac arrest is mild hypothermia. The authors present a case describing the use of therapeutic hypothermia after ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest, including its indications and contra-indications, and the techniques that can be used to induce it.
Authors:
Daniel Ian Bromage; Andrew Padkin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Department, Great Western Hospital, Swindon, UK.
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