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Posted on: Feb 06

Therapeutic Hypothermia: Treatment for Cardiac Patients

When the heart stops suddenly, blood flow to the brain is stopped as well. Once the heart is successfully restarted, the blood that returns to the brain can be harmful. Cooling of the body, or therapeutic hypothermia, can help slow the injury processes in the brain for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. In this video, Dr. Tim Ellender—Emergency and Critical Care Physician at IU Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine—explains the process of therapeutic hypothermia, as well as its benefits in reducing mortality due to cardiac arrest.

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Therapeutic Hypothermia: Treatment for Cardiac Patients

When the heart stops suddenly, blood flow to the brain is stopped as well. Once the heart is successfully restarted, the blood that returns to the brain can be harmful. Cooling of the body, or therapeutic hypothermia, can help slow the injury processes in the brain for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. In this video, Dr. Tim Ellender—Emergency and Critical Care Physician at IU Health and Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine—explains the process of therapeutic hypothermia, as well as its benefits in reducing mortality due to cardiac arrest.

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