Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest Is Not Associated With Favorable Neurological Outcome: A Meta-analysis

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(Abstracted from J Clin Anesth, 33:225–232, 2016)

Cardiac arrest is associated with a mortality of more than 90%, and survivors may suffer from serious neurological compromise. Therapeutic hypothermia, recommended in post–cardiac arrest patients who remain comatose after successful resuscitation, reduces brain metabolism and hence is one of the most important mechanisms of neuroprotection.

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