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Medicine on the Cutting Edge:(Heart Attacks: Cooling Therapy) #916441

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 03, 2009
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(Studio: David Muir) American Heart Assn. map shown of 11 cities that used brain cooling procedures for heart attack victims.

(New York: John McKenzie) Therapeutic hypothermia that will now be required for heart attack victims in New York City featured; diagrams to illustrate this cooling procedure also used in spinal cord injuries and soldiers suffering traumatic brain injuries shown. [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- comments.] [New York/Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Dr. Matthew FINK†- says cooling the brain allows the body to recover from an injury.] [Vanderbilt University Medical Center Dr. Corey SLOVIS†- says this therapy requires cooperation.] [Cardiac arrest survivor Chris NEWPORT†- comments on her treatment.]

Reporter(s):
Muir, David;
McKenzie, John
Duration:
00:02:30

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