Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Also known as: Hypothermia after cardiac arrest

Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest is a medical treatment used to treat patients who remain unconscious after resuscitation from cardiac arrest.  The treatment lowers body temperature for 24 hours to reduce the risk of permanent brain injury caused by insufficient oxygen delivery and blood flow to the brain during the arrest period.

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