Letters Hypothermia after cardiac arrest

A national registry would inform best practice for mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d6877 (Published 25 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d6877
  1. Raj V Nichani, consultant intensivist1
  2. On behalf of Brendan McGrath, Tom Owen, Rachel Markham, Dominic Sebastian, Nick Greenwood, Bernard Foex, Paul Ferris, Gareth Hardy, Alison Quinn; Association of North Western Intensive Care Units Collaborative (ANWICU kNoWLeDGe)
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Blackpool FY3 8NR, UK
  1. rajnichani{at}gmail.com

With reference to the debate about whether evidence supports the use of mild hypothermia after cardiac arrest,1 we report our experience. Nine critical care units in the north west of England recently submitted data on 101 patients admitted to critical care after cardiac arrest.

We found that therapeutic hypothermia …

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