NHLBI launches temperature regulation study for pediatric cardiac arrest – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are launching the first large-scale study to see if body cooling in infants and children who have had cardiac arrest helps them. Victoria Pemberton is at the National Heart Lunch and Blood Institute.
Pemberton: We've probably all heard a story of a child who had fallen into an icy pond and who has come out remarkably intact.
Narrator: She adds that body cooling has been successful in adults after cardiac arrest and in newborns after birth asphyxia, or lack of oxygen.
Pemberton: And so I think the next step now is for us to test this treatment in children.
Narrator: For details on the study visit, 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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