Hypothermia helpful for non-shockable rhythm

Cardiac arrest patients who are comatose and have a non-shockable rhythm are likely to benefit from therapeutic hypothermia, a US study suggests.

Twenty-nine percent of 201 patients receiving the hypothermia survived to hospital discharge, compared with 15% of the 201 matched patients who did not receive the treatment.

Neurological outcomes were also better in the patients receiving hypothermia with 21% achieving