Delirium in Survivors of Cardiac Arrest Treated With Mild Therapeutic Hypothermia

Author(s): Jeremy S. Pollock, MD, Ryan D. Hollenbeck, MD, Li Wang, Benjamin Holmes, MD, Michael Young, MD, Matthew Peters, MD, E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, John A. McPherson, MD, and Eduard E. Vasilevskis, MD, MPH

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP A 1.00

Expires Jul 01, 2019

Topics: Behavioral/Psychosocial, Cardiovascular

Population: Adult

Role: Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Mild therapeutic hypothermia is recommended for comatose patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest. However, the prevalence of delirium and its associated risk factors have not been assessed in survivors of cardiac arrest treated with therapeutic hypothermia.


  • Describe the prevalence of delirium in patients treated with mild therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.
  • Evaluate for risk factors associated with prolonged duration of delirium after mild therapeutic hypothermia.
  • Consider factors that can be protective against delirium after mild therapeutic hypothermia.

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