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Study Shows Interesting Results on Mild Hypothermia Treatment for Comatose Survivors

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Mild hypothermia is standard of care for comatose survivors after cardiac arrest. Now there is new evidence that survivors of PEA arrest do better neurologically compared with survivors of VF/VT arrests. A retrospective, single-center study shows comatose survivors with shockable rhythms have better outcomes after mild hypothermia treatment than those with nonshockable rhythms.