Study: After cardiac arrest, 'Cool It' with therapeutic hypothermia

Michael Mooney, MD

[Pioneer Press, July 12, 2011] A new study shows that a Twin Cities medical program dubbed "Cool It" helped cardiac arrest patients have better outcomes by quickly putting them on ice.

The findings, which were published Monday in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association, should provide a model for how other communities can use a treatment known as "therapeutic hypothermia," said Dr. Michael Mooney, a researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation.

"Right now, the way therapeutic hypothermia is delivered across the country is very spotty," Mooney said. "This paper will be challenging for those folks who currently are not offering this therapy."

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