X-Message-Number: 14386
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 14:41:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Valeri Stoyanov <>
Subject: Hello. Cooling heads during CPR.

Hello fellow-cryonicisists,

My name is Valeri Stoyanov (I am a guy) and I am a graduating Computer
Engineering student at the University of Toronto. I have followed the
discussions for more than a year, but so far have not taken part (Comp.
Engineering is pretty demanding).
As everybody, I am very interested in life extension. One day I will enrol
in a cryo-suspension plan.

> > 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? 

I recently watched David Suzuki's "The Nature of Things" on the Canadian
TV. He had a program on CPB (Cardio-Pulmonary Bypass), an area that is
very interesting to me since I have volunteered in the Toronto General
Hospital's Operating Rooms and have observed a few bypasses.

Suzuki showed an interesting method the Russians are implementing -
instead of the bypass machine, they are using total body cooldown (the
circulation is halted and the body is immersed in ice while being operated
on). CPR with cooling the head is a very interesting idea, perhaps it is
worth asking the Heart and Stroke Foundation since they define the CPR


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