Cool Device from San Diego's BeneChill May Improve Odds for Cardiac Arrest Victims
12/16/2009 7:34:19 AM
Xconomy.com -- Research over the last several years has shown that lowering the temperatures of unconscious cardiac arrest patients improves their odds of survival without brain damage. This intervention commonly begins in the hospital because most temperature-lowering technologies (water-filled blankets, blood-cooling machines) are not suited for use by ambulance crews.
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