March 21st, 2013

Cognitive Outcomes Good With Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest

By Logan Lafferty

Patients surviving out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have shown better survival if treated with therapeutic hypothermia, and initial data now suggest that most of the patients who do survive after hypothermia have preserved cognitive function and are able to return to work. The cognitive function data were presented here at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting by Samuel Moore, MD, from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

 

Medscape Today by Sue Hughes

Tags: American Academy of Neurology, cardiac arrest, Cardiology, Dr. Samuel Moore, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Medscape Today, Neurology, Research, therapeutic hypothermia

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