Induced hypothermia in children with cardiac arrest

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.


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