What is it?. First described in 1950s but no formal testingRevival of interest following animal studiesModerate hypothermia - core temperature 32-34?C . When is it used?. Out-of hospital cardiac arrest In-hospital cardiac arrestHead Injury/ Ischaemic strokePerinatal asphyxiaCardiac su
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1. THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA Heike Geduld
2. What is it? First described in 1950s but no formal testing
Revival of interest following animal studies
Moderate hypothermia -
core temperature 32-34ºC
3. When is it used? Out-of hospital cardiac arrest
In-hospital cardiac arrest
Head Injury/ Ischaemic stroke
4. What is the evidence? From animal models - moderate hypothermia
cerebral metabolic O2 rate
suppress chemical reactions associated with reperfusion injury
5. Out-of Hospital VF arrest with ROSC 2 randomised controlled trials
European - within 4hrs, for 24hrs
55% vs 39% favourable neurological outcome
Mortality 41% vs 55%
(included 10pts with IHA)
6. Australian study
pseudorandomised, maintain temp for 12hrs
51%vs 26% favourable neurological outcome
51 vs 68% mortality
7. Problems Highly specific population -
excluded persistently hypotensive pts (SBP<90)
Only pts whose cause of arrest was cardiac-
VF arrest primarily
8. Complications Low cardiac index
Local cold injury
9. In Head Injury? Cochrane review 2004 - no evidence for benefit
10. Therapeutic hypothermia following perinatal asphyxia. Arch.Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. Mar 2006;91.F127-31
Edwards AD, Azzopardi DV.
Division of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK. [email protected]
Well constructed and carefully analysed trials of hypothermic neural rescue therapy for infants with neonatal encephalopathy have recently been reported. The data suggest that either selective head cooling or total body cooling reduces the combined chance of death or disability after birth asphyxia. However, as there are still unanswered questions about these treatments, many may still feel that further data are needed before health care policy can be changed to make cooling the standard of care for all babies with suspected birth asphyxia.
11. How do we induce hypothermia? DIFFICULT!
Use of icepacks, cooling helmets or vests. Cooling mattresses
Often limits access to patients
12. Whole body Cooling systems
13. Intravenous Cooling 30ml/kg crystalloid at 4ºC
over 30 min - sufficient to reduce core temperature
With only very small risk of pulmonary oedema
14. Stop the shivering! Shivering leads to warming
Increases oxygen consumption
Use sedation and muscle relaxation to stop shivering
15. Who do we not use it on? Children - not enough evidence for recommendation
Severe cardiogenic shock
16. Current ILCOR recommendations Unconscious adult patients with spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be cooled to 32°C to 34°C for 12 to 24 hours when the initial rhythm was VF. (Class 11a)
Such cooling may also be beneficial for other rhythms or in-hospital cardiac arrest. (Class 11b)
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18. References 1. Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
An Advisory Statement by the Advanced Life Support Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation Circulation. 2003;108:118.
Therapeutic hypothermia for head injury. Alderson P, Gadkary C, Signorini DF. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007 Issue 3
Therapeutic hypothermia following perinatal asphyxia.Edwards AD, Azzopardi DV. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2006 Mar;91(2):F127-31.
4. McIntyre LA, Fergusson DA, Hert PC, et al. Prolonged therapeutic hypothermia after traumatic brain injury in adults: a systematic review. JAMA. 2003;289:2992-2999.