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J Cardiovasc Thorac Res. 2014;6(1):1-8. doi: 10.5681/jcvtr.2014.001. Epub 2014 Mar 21.

Main complications of mild induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest: a review article.

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1
Cardiovascular Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
2
Emergency Medicine Department, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3
Liver and Gastrointestinal Disease Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
4
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

The aim of the present study is to assess the complications of mild induced hypothermia (MIH) in patients with cardiac arrest. Presently, based on the guidelines of the American heart Association, MIH following successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in unconscious adult patients due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) is essential and required. However, MIH could be associated with complications in Patients with cardiac arrest. Studies conducted on the precautions and care following cardiac arrest and MIH were included. Valid scientific data bases were used for data collection. The obtained results from different studies revealed that mild MIH could be associated with numerous complications and the knowledge and awareness of the medical staff from the complications is required to guarantee successful therapeutic approaches in MIH following cardiac arrest which is a novel medical facility with different styles and complications. Overall, further future studies are required to improve the quality of MIH, to increase survival and to decrease complications rates.

KEYWORDS:

Cardiac Arrest; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Hypothermia

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