Intact neurological status after induced therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest

Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Intact neurological status after induced therapeutic hypothermia in cardiac arrest

3rd Global Experts Meeting on Medical Case Reports

May 09-10, 2016 New Orleans, USA

Muhammad Mubashir Zahid

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, UK

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Clin Case Rep

Abstract :

Introduction: Cardiac arrest patients in whom return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is achieved after resuscitation frequently develop irreversible neurological impairments owing to hypoxic injury and reperfusion induced cell death. Therapeutic hypothermia has become a standard strategy in specific unconscious adult patients with ROSC after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) as per American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines. Case Report: A 48 year old South Asian male arrived to our emergency department with 20 minutes├ó┬?┬? duration of OHCA with no basic life support (BLS) measures en route to hospital. His initial rhythm was ventricular fibrillation and he had ROSC after 13 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and subsequently underwent therapeutic hypothermia for 24 hours and recovered completely without neurological impairment after eight days of incident. Conclusion: Therapeutic hypothermia in eligible cardiac arrest patients is an important component of the post cardiac arrest care in the AHA chain of survival. The AHA chain of survival is a chain of five interdependent links for cardiac arrest and comprises early recognition, early CPR, early defibrillation, early advanced cardiac life support and post cardiac arrest care. It has substantial benefits on patient outcome. The ease of administration and positive clinical outcome should encourage other medical professionals to avail this modality.

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