X-Message-Number: 14385
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 20:28:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ruthanna R Gordon <>
Subject: Re: CryoNet #14362 - #14369

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> Message #14364
> Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 12:30:51 -0400
> From: "Raphael T. Haftka" <>
> Subject: Any work on brain cooling during CPR?
> Cooling heads during CPR?
> The mother of one of my colleagues had a cardiac arrest at age 64. She was 
> resuscitated after 25 minutes of CPR, but by then brain damage was so 
> extensive that she was considered brain dead after a few days.
> I wondered if any work has been done on cooling people heads during CPR? 

My partner Sarah (an EMT) responds:

'CPR is almost inevitably done in the field while waiting for
back-up.  Once they have access to technology, they have access to a

It's my guess that adding in cooling at that point would just delay the
restarting of the heart.

Long Life,
Ruthanna Gordon

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