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

Am Heart J. 2018 Dec;206:131-133. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2018.08.013. Epub 2018 Sep 24.


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.

Publication types

  • Letter
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia, Induced / methods*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / complications
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy*
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / etiology
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / therapy*
  • Registries*
  • United States