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Successful use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest in humans was also described in the late 1950s1–3 but was subsequently abandoned because of uncertain benefit and difficulties with its use. 4 Since then, induction of hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) has been associated with improved functional recovery and reduced cerebral histological deficits in various animal models of cardiac arrest.
More data are emerging for the use of therapeutic hypothermia in post-cardiac arrest patients and numerous other conditions, including traumatic brain injury, hemorrhagic shock, and even neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy. Currently, at least 19 clinical trials are ongoing to further investigate the benefits of therapeutic hypothermia on ROSC and other conditions.
Mild hypothermia to improve the neurologic outcome after cardiac arrest: The Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest Group (HACA). N Engl J Med. 2002;346:549-556.