Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Q: What is the recommended target of MAP (Mean Arterial Pressure) in therapeutic hypothermia protocol?

Answer: More than/equal to 80

A mean arterial pressure (MAP) goal of more than 80 mm Hg is recommended in therapeutic hypothermia, as keeping blood pressure on hypertensive side is potentially additive to the neuroprotection of hypothermia. It should be ok to use low dose pressor if required to keep MAP > 80 mm Hg.

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