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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XL/237: 177-181

Title: The neuroprotective effect of mild therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with successful reanimation – a case report 

Authors: Szczygieł J, Mazurek J, Świątkowski A, Broniec-Siekaniec K, Czapnik M, Średniawa B, Opara J, Oleszczyk K. 

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The neuroprotective effect of mild therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with successful reanimation – a case report


Szczygieł J1, Mazurek J5,6, Świątkowski A2, Broniec-Siekaniec K1, Czapnik M1, Średniawa B3, Opara J1,4, Oleszczyk K1.

1Górnyśląsk Centre of Rehabilitation „REPTY”, Tarnowskie Góry; 2Śląsk Centre of Heart Diseases, Zabrze; 3Chair of Cardiology, Congenital Cardiac Defects and Electrotherapy of Medical University of Katowice; 4Academy of Physical Education of Katowice; 5Department of Rehabilitation, Chair of Orthopedy and Traumatology of Movement System, Medical University of Wrocław; 6Department of Rehabilitation, Hospital in Trzebnica

The use of mild therapeutic hypothermia (MTH) in adult patients remaining in a coma following cardiac arrest, regardless of its mechanism and location, is recommended by the European Resuscitation Council. The study presents a case of a 52-year-old man in whom MTH was used following successfully resuscitated outof- hospital sudden cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. On the basis of this case it was indicated that the use of low temperatures may be an effective method of neuroprotective treatment since such activity is compatible with later observed great possibility of the brain to compensate and with the maintenance of brain plasticity which is crucial for neuropsychological rehabilitation.

Key words: mild therapeutic hypothermia, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, neurorehabilitation

Pol Med J, 2016; XL (237); 177–181