Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Treatment of Cardiac Arrest
Benjamin S. Abella, MPhil, Terry L. Vanden Hoek, and Lance B. Becker
Contemporary Cardiology: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Therapeutic hypothermia is a type of treatment that can be used for people who are in cardiac arrest. During cardiac arrest the brain may not get enough blood flow hich is what causes lasting damage. Lowering the body temperature right away after cardiac arrest can reduce damage to the brain which can raise the chances that the person will recover.