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November 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:269-71

Hypothermia improves outcomes after cardiac arrest

BJCardio editorial staff

Abstract

Conventional cooling methods can improve survival and reduce neurologic injury after cardiac arrest, a new Cochrane Review reports. In the review, Dr Jasmin Arrich (Medical University of Vienna, Austria) and colleagues explain that although therapeutic hypothermia is recommended in many resuscitation guidelines, it is still a relatively new therapy. The current review included 1,092 randomised trials of therapeutic hypothermia in adults within six hours of cardiac arrest. Five trials that included adequate data on neurological outcomes, including three that provided individual patient data, were included in a systematic meta-analysis. In thes

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