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Targeted Temperature Management; Review of Literature and Guidelines; A Cardiologist’s Perspective

[ Vol. 14 , Issue. 2 ]

Author(s):

Taimoor Hashim* and Ranjith Shetty   Pages 97 - 101 ( 5 )

Abstract:


Background: Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) remains not an uncommon occurrence in USA and the rest of the world. However, the survival to discharge following an episode of OHCA in adults is still very disappointing at around 10%. Several areas of improvement including education of general public in early Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by bystander, chest compression first, and improvement of Emergency Medical response time have had a positive effect on the outcomes and survival but still much needs to be done. Recently, new data has emerged with regards to post resuscitation care and mild induced hypothermia (now preferably called; Targeted Temperature Management {TTM}) and several advances have been made.

Conclusion: The purpose of this review is to summarize and compare the most recent guidelines and also provide a practical approach to TTM especially with regards to the field of cardiology.

Keywords:

Out of hospital cardiac arrest, cardio pulmonary resuscitation, emergency medical response, targeted temperature management, post resuscitation care.

Affiliation:

University of Arizona at Tucson, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Tucson, Arizona, AZ, University of Arizona at Tucson, Department of Cardiovascular Disease, Tucson, Arizona, AZ

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