Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia for Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: Current Results and Future Perspectives

  • W. Behringer
  • M. Holzer
  • F. Sterz
Conference paper


Sudden cardiac arrest remains a major unresolved public health problem. It is still the leading cause of death, and few cardiopulmonary-cerebral resuscitation (CPCR) attempts on cardiac arrest victims result in neurologically intact long-term survivors [1,2].


Cardiac Arrest Therapeutic Hypothermia Mild Hypothermia Cerebral Performance Category Moderate Hypothermia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Behringer
    • 1
  • M. Holzer
    • 1
  • F. Sterz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Emergency MedicineVienna General HospitalAustria

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