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Table 1

From: Therapeutic cooling in cardiac arrest of noncardiac origin

Characteristic Hypothermia group Normothermia group
Number of patients 14 14
Median age (years [range]) 58 (11–81) 74 (59–91)
Type of cardiac arrest   
   Asystole 7 12
   PEA 2 2
   VF 5 0
Sex 7M/7F 9M/5F
Witnessed collapse 10 6
Bystander – CPR 9 2
Median interval collapse to ROSC (min [range]) 24 (10–35) 33 (25–50)
Median tympanic temperature at admission (°C) 36 (32.5–37.7) 35.5 (33.7–36.7)
Outcome   
   CPC 1–2 8 1
   CPC 3–4 1 1
   CPC 5 2 2
Death of other origin than cerebral 3 1