Abbott Northwestern finds the value of a cold heart in hypothermia therapy for cardiac-arrest patients

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[St. Paul Pioneer Press, December 04, 2009] When Dan Horgan emerged from a coma — one week after suffering a severe cardiac arrest — one of his first thoughts was annoyance that his beard had been shaved off. That faded quickly, though, as the 48-year-old father of two saw his friends' and relatives' joy — and he realized something unusual had happened. "I could just tell," he said. "It was the relief in their faces." Horgan is one of more than 140 cardiac-arrest patients whose treatment at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis included icing his body and inducing hypothermia. Read the entire story on the Pioneer Press website .

Posted on December 04, 2009 in Allina Health System

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