Intentional Hypothermia – Reviving the Dead

September 29, 2007 at 5:23 pm | Posted in medicine | Leave a comment

Paramedics were able to restart his heart, but that’s just part of the battle. Cells continue to die, and there can be damage to vital organs like the brain, that could be fatal.Bill ended up at Penn, where he got the new experimental treatment of chilled saline that’s injected.

Cooling pads are then wrapped around a patient. The body temperature is normally 98 degrees, but cooling brings it down to 92 degrees. Doctors keep it there for about 24 hours. This process is called intentional hypothermia.

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