A Prospective Analysis of the Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
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.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
|Official Title:||A Prospective Analysis of the Effect of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest|
|Study Start Date:||January 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00676598
|United States, Illinois|
|Adcovate Christ Hospital|
|Oak Lawn, Illinois, United States, 60453|
|Study Chair:||Erik B Kulstad, MD,MS||Advocate Christ Medical center|