A Prospective Analysis of the Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00676598|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 13, 2008
Last Update Posted : January 6, 2012
Therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival and neurologic outcome in patients resuscitated after ventricular fibrillation arrest.
Few studies have examined whether therapeutic hypothermia is effective outside the research setting, or with other presenting rhythms.
Our institution, a large community teaching hospital, instituted a therapeutic hypothermia protocol in November 2006 for all resuscitated cardiac arrest patients.
The investigators seek to determine the mortality rate of our protocol and compare our complication rates with those of previously published studies.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||70 participants|
|Official Title:||A Prospective Analysis of the Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest|
|Study Start Date :||January 2007|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||January 2010|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00676598
|United States, Illinois|
|Adcovate Christ Hospital|
|Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States, 60453|
|Study Chair:||Erik B Kulstad, MD,MS||Advocate Christ Medical center|