Therapeutic Hypothermia may not be beneficial in an in-hospital setting

November 1, 2016

While therapeutic hypothermia may help improve some outcomes in patients whose hearts stop suddenly outside the hospital, it doesn't appear to provide benefit when cardiac arrest happens in a hospital setting, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cooling slows the body's activity levels while cells aren't getting oxygen, in hopes of preserving organs and limiting brain damage. Dr. Paul Chan of Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, explains the study and what this means long term. 

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