The February issue of SJ Magazine featured an article about life saving medical advances in emergency cardiac care. Therapeutic hypothermia is a treatment used on cardiac arrest patients. After a patient is resuscitated, they are cooled so that their core body temperature drops in order to prevent brain damage caused by the heart stopping.
Paul Mass, Cooper patient, is featured in the article discussing his heart failure and how he is now back to his family life – thanks to therapeutic hypothermia.
“By inducing mild hypothermia, we make patients just cold enough to decrease inflammation of the brain, but not cold enough to be harmful,” said Stephen Trzeciak, MD, Director of the Cooper Resuscitation Center. “We’ve definitely seen striking cases of improvement.”