Weighing the Benefits of Targeted Temperature Management

The use of targeted temperature management in patients who have suffered cardiac arrest remains a highly debated topic, especially in terms of whether there is an optimal target temperature for maximum benefit in reducing mortality and preserving cognitive function.

The use of targeted temperature management in patients who have suffered cardiac arrest remains a highly debated topic, especially in terms of whether there is an optimal target temperature for maximum benefit in reducing mortality and preserving cognitive function.

Christian Hassager, MD, from Copenhagen University Hospital, discussed hiw view on the topic during the 2015 American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions and Expo in San Diego, CA.