NHLBI launches temperature regulation study for pediatric cardiac arrest – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are starting a new study to see if infants and children who have cardiac arrest – whose hearts stop – can be helped with therapeutic hypothermia.
Pemberton: Therapeutic hypothermia—it’s a big word—but really just means body cooling.
Narrator: Victoria Pemberton with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains, therapeutic hypothermia is cooling done on purpose. She adds that it has been successful in adults after cardiac arrest and in newborns after birth asphyxia, or lack of oxygen; but has not been studied in infants or children who have had cardiac arrest. For more on the study, visit the website, nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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