October 20th, 2011

Study guides physicians using therapeutic cooling to treat cardiac arrest patients

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Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in the United States, and just 7 percent of victims survive that initial collapse. In addition, fewer than half of the small percentage of people whose hearts are restarted survive to leave the hospital, because they often suffer irreversible brain damage. A Mayo Clinic study published this month in the journal Neurology provides guidance to physicians using therapeutic cooling to treat sudden cardiac arrest patients.

BioPortfolio, 10/20/11

Additional coverage: MediLexicon, e! Science News

Tags: Cardiology

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