What is the role of hypothermia in the early treatment of ischemic stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Hypothermia was very promising for the ongoing treatment of patients surviving cardiac arrest from ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. However, no major clinical study has demonstrated a role for hypothermia in the early treatment of ischemic stroke. [1]  

For more information, see Neuroprotective Agents in Stroke.


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