J Med Assoc Thai 2011; 94 (12):190

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Initial Experience of Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest with Surface Cooling Method in Thammasat Chalerm Prakiat Hospital: Two Cases Report
Suwannakin A Mail, Muengtaweepongsa S

Objective: 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.
Case Report: Two cases of patients after cardiac arrest treated with therapeutic hypothermia are reported. Surface cooling method with ArcticSun system was applied in both cases. Core temperature curve and serial laboratory parameters are also reported.
Conclusion: This initial experience of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest with surface cooling method implicates feasibility of its use in Thailand.

Keywords: Therapeutic hypothermia, Cardiac arrest, Surface cooling


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