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Orv Hetil. 2016 Apr 17;157(16):611-7. doi: 10.1556/650.2016.30420.

[The role of therapeutic hypothermia in post-resuscitation care - review of the literature and personal experience].

[Article in Hungarian]

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Városmajori Szív- és Érgyógyászati Klinika, Kardiológiai Tanszék, Semmelweis Egyetem, Általános Orvostudományi Kar Budapest, Városmajor u. 68., 1122.


In the last fifteen years mild therapeutic hypothermia became an accepted and widespread therapeutic method in the treatment of successfully resuscitated patients due to sudden cardiac death. Based on the available evidence therapeutic hypothermia is part of the resuscitation guidelines, however, many aspects of its therapeutic use are based on empirical facts. In particular, the subjects of intense debate are the ideal target temperature and the benefit of hypothermia in patients found with non-shockable rhythm. Hypothermia affects almost all organ systems and, therefore, early detection and treatment of side effects are essential. The aim of the authors is to summarize the clinical role and pathophysiologic effects of therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of resuscitated patients based on current evidence and their practical experience.


post-cardiac arrest care; post-cardiac arrest ellátás; prognosis; prognózisbecslés; resuscitatio; resuscitation; terápiás hypothermia; therapeutic hypothermia

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