NHLBI launches temperature regulation study for pediatric cardiac arrest – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Roughly 16-thoudand children suffer cardiac arrest each year in the United States. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops; and in infants and children there many causes, such as strangulation, drowning, or trauma. Victoria Pemberton at the National Heart Lunch and Blood Institute explains it can also be a complication of a medical condition.
Pemberton: Cardiac arrest in children outside of the hospital is a particularly devastating event. Many children do not survive or they survive with really impaired neurologic abilities and cognitive abilities.
Narrator: For more information on research of new cardiac arrest treatments for infants and children, 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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