Targeted Temperature Management and Postcardiac arrest Care.
Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2019 Aug;37(3):381-393
Authors: Walker AC, Johnson NJ
Despite recent advances, care of the post-cardiac arrest patient remains a challenge. In this article, the authors discuss an approach to the initial care of post-cardiac arrest patients with particular focus on targeted temperature management (TTM). The article starts with history, physiologic rationale, and the major randomized controlled trials that have shaped guidelines for post-cardiac arrest care. It also reviews controversial topics, including TTM for nonshockable rhythms, TTM dose, and surface versus endovascular cooling. The article concludes with a brief review of other key aspects of post-arrest care: coronary angiography, hemodynamic optimization, ventilator management, and prognostication.
PMID: 31262410 [PubMed - in process]