What are the AHA guidelines for targeted temperature management (TTM) in comatose patients?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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The 2010 AHA guidelines strongly advised induced hypothermia (32-34˚C) for patients with out-of-hospital VF/pVT cardiac arrest and post-ROSC coma (the absence of purposeful movements) and encouraged consideration of induced hypothermia for most other comatose patients after cardiac arrest. However, the precise duration and optimal temperature targets were unknown.


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