A recent study suggests that cooling down body temperature between 2 to 7 degrees Fahrenheit helps to prevent brain damage caused by cardiac arrest. The researchers are still investigating the mechanism but the evidence are growing. Lowering temperature in cardiac arrest patients are rarely seen in the United States but the percentages are growing slowly. How can we implement this in the clinical setting to give benefits to all patients with cardiac arrest? What other ways of protecting brain function in general do you recommend to your patients?
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