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Hypothermia during percutaneous coronary intervention in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest


DOI: 10.22514/SV51.092010.3 Vol.5,Issue S1,September 2010 pp.13-16

Published: 07 September 2010


Center for Intensive Internal Medicine

*Corresponding Author(s): MARKO NOC E-mail:


Urgent invasive coronary strategy including coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is feasible and safe in combination with mild induced hypothermia and may significantly improve survival with good neurological outcome in comatose patients after reestablishment of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The starting hypothermia already in the prehospital setting or immediately after arrival to the catheterization laboratory to complement urgent coronary angi-ography and PCI seems to be a logical strategy.


cardiac arrest, urgent,coronary angiography, percutane- ous coronary intervention PCI , mild, induced hypothermia, outcome

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MARKO NOC. Hypothermia during percutaneous coronary intervention in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(S1);13-16.


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