When is targeted temperature management (TTM) indicated?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Alex Koyfman, MD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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Patients who have been shown to benefit from induced hypothermia include the following (however, strict inclusion criteria vary by institution):

  • Intubated patients with treatment initiated within 6 hours after cardiac arrest (nonperfusing VT or VF)

  • Patients able to maintain a systolic blood pressure above 90 mm Hg, with or without pressors, after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) [2, 3, 4]

  • Patients in a coma at the time of cooling


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