Patterns of use of targeted temperature management for acute myocardial infarction patients following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Insights from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry.

Journal Article (Letter)

Contemporary utilization patterns for targeted temperature management (TTM) among patients with acute myocardial infarction (MI) and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) have not been well characterized in the United States. In this nationwide evaluation of MI patients with OHCA (01/2015-03/2016; 691 hospitals), 34.1% (1792/5260) of OHCA patients received TTM. Patients who were treated with TTM had higher risk clinical features. A wide inter-hospital variation (ranging from 0% to 82%) in TTM use observed despite few differences in case mix.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fordyce, CB; Chen, AY; Wang, TY; Lucas, J; Goyal, A; Wong, GC; van Diepen, S; Kontos, MC; Henry, TD; Granger, CB; Roe, MT

Published Date

  • December 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 206 /

Start / End Page

  • 131 - 133

PubMed ID

  • 30528916

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6744

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.08.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States