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It's Time to Use Our Brains for Heart Health
14 February 2007

Heart attack! Help is needed, yet not all hospitals in all cities are enlisting the use of hypothermia.

Hypothermia, basically, is lowering the body's temperature in order to slow down metabolism. Cooling allows the body to get by with less oxygen. This gives the brain a break when other organs compete for oxygen in crisis situations. This is how the process works:

  1. Doctors restore the heartbeat. Cold packs are applied and chilled intravenous fluids are infused.
  2. Medical staffs maintain body temperature at 91.4 degrees through the use of cold packs, a catheter to cool the blood, or external pads.
  3. Hypothermia is maintained for 12-24 hours with a sedated patient. Gradually the patient is rewarmed.

Speak with your Albuquerque physicians about this procedure. We don't want doctors to give a cold shoulder to a life-saving technique. The life that could be saved could also be your life.