NHLBI launches temperature regulation study for pediatric cardiac arrest – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Researchers are studying to see if infants and children who have cardiac arrest—whose hearts stop—can be helped with therapeutic hypothermia. Victoria Pemberton at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains, therapeutic hypothermia is basically body cooling.
Pemberton: We would like to caution the public against thinking that this is a magic cure or the silver bullet. But we do think that it’s a reasonable therapy to consider and to test in this patient population to see whether it will improve survival.
Narrator: She explains that therapeutic hypothermia has been successful in adults. For details, 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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