Is induced hypothermia useful in treating children with cardiac arrest?
There are no randomized studies on induced therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest in pediatric patients. Therapeutic hypothermia (32° C to 34° C) may be beneficial for adolescents who remain comatose following resuscitation from sudden witnessed out-of-hospital VF cardiac arrest. Consider this for infants and children who remain comatose following resuscitation from cardiac arrest.
American Heart Association: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations. Part 10: Pediatric Basic and Advanced Life Support. Circulation 2010;122:S466-S515.