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Bernard et al. Hypothermia after cardiac arrest RCT. NEJM 2002

Created: 21/5/2007

Paper type

Multi-centre Randomised Controlled Trial


SA Bernard Sa et al.
Treatment of Comatose Survivors of out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest with Induce Hypothermia
NEJM 2002 346:8;557-63

Major Finding

Therapeutic hypothermia following an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac arrest reduces morbidity. NNT 4 for one additional good neurological outcome.

Point for discussion:

Exactly when should the therapeutic hypothermia be started and how best to do it?

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