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Risk factors of MA in patients treated with therapeutic hyperthermia after cardiac arrest

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers showed that 20-50% of patients developed an irregular heartbeat that required defibrillation during the active cooling phase of therapeutic hypothermia following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Only patients with cardiogenic shock developed malignant arrhythmias (MA), and the use of epinephrine in the context of intense cooling …

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