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ILCOR recommendation (2002)

Created: 21/5/2007
Updated: 21/5/2007

Paper type

Advisory statement


Nolan JP, Morley PT, Vanden Hoek TL, Hickey RW et al.
Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest: an advisory statement by the advanced life support task force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation
Circulation 2003; 108: 118-21


  • Unconscious adult patients with spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be cooled to 32°C to 34°C for 12 to 24 hours when the initial rhythm was VF
  • Such cooling may also be beneficial for other rhythms or in-hospital cardiac arrest

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