The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:
Prof. Peter Andrews, consultant in anaesthetics and critical care, NHS Lothian. Honorary professor, University of Edinburgh. Prof. Andrews has been paid (travel and subsistence) by Bard to lecture on therapeutic hypothermia.
Dr Melinda Brazier, consultant anaesthetist and intensivist, Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. No conflicts declared.
Mrs Sharon Clitheroe, matron, Cardiac ITU, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. No conflicts declared.