Journal article

Therapeutic hypothermia induced during cardiopulmonary resuscitation using large-volume, ice-cold intravenous fluid

Stephen A Bernard, Alexander Rosalion

RESUSCITATION | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Therapeutic hypothermia after resuscitation improves outcome following prolonged out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Laboratory studies suggest that this therapy may improve outcome further when induced during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We report a case where therapeutic hypothermia was induced during cardiopulmonary resuscitation using large-volume (40 mL/kg), ice-cold (4 degrees C) intravenous fluid. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: A tertiary level hospital in Victoria, Australia. CASE REPORT: The patient suffered a cardiac arrest secondary to pericardial tamponade following right ventricular perforation during cardiac catheterisation. Percutaneous needle drainage was unsuccess..

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