Article Abstract

Targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest: when, how deep, how long?

Authors: Samuel A. Tisherman

Abstract

Improving outcomes for patients who are resuscitated from cardiac arrest but remain comatose has been challenging. Over 50 years ago, Peter Safar, when describing what we now know as the ABCs of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, included the induction of hypothermia for patients who do not show signs of neurologic recovery within 30 minutes, utilizing this in a case report (1).