Initial experience of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest with surface cooling method in Thammasat Chalerm Prakiat Hospital: two cases report

Suwannakin, A.; Muengtaweepongsa, S.

Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 94 Suppl. 7: S190-S193

2011


ISSN/ISBN: 0125-2208
PMID: 22619928
Document Number: 13157
Therapeutic hypothermia is a recommended treatment by standard guidelines for patients after cardiac arrest but it is not distinguished in Thailand. The present report aimed to demonstrate feasibility of its use in Thailand. Two cases of patients after cardiac arrest treated with therapeutic hypothermia are reported. Surface cooling method with Arctic Sun system was applied in both cases. Core temperature curve and serial laboratory parameters are also reported. This initial experience of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest with surface cooling method implicates feasibility of its use in Thailand.

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