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Is it a "must" to use coolant after heart stopped and resuscitated? What if the doctors have to maintain bloodpressure and heartbeat, still need it?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Highly recommended
The latest science is that in a cardiac arrest in which resuscitation is successful but there is impaired neurological function immediately afterwards (doesn't wake up), therapeutic hypothermia (cooling) is recommended.
It has been shown to dramatically reduce the chance of permanent brain and cardiac damage. However, you need to discuss this with the doctor because each case is different.

In brief: Highly recommended
The latest science is that in a cardiac arrest in which resuscitation is successful but there is impaired neurological function immediately afterwards (doesn't wake up), therapeutic hypothermia (cooling) is recommended.
It has been shown to dramatically reduce the chance of permanent brain and cardiac damage. However, you need to discuss this with the doctor because each case is different.
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