Whole-Body Hypothermia System Buys Time in Treating AMI, Trauma

 

October 8, 2007

The Kool Kit noninvasive, integrated, whole-body hypothermia system from Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) offers an effective and efficient alternative to traditional patient cooling techniques. It combines the CSZ Head Wrap, Patient Vest, and Lower-Body Blanket together into an integrated, comprehensive solution for whole-body cooling that provides maximum surface area coverage.

Studies of myocardial infarction, stroke and head-trauma patients indicate that well-managed whole-body cooling may lead to a reduction in long-term neurological damage by minimizing the impact of oxygen deprivation to the heart and brain. Lowering and holding core body temperature in the 33-35 Celsius range for 24-48 hours for cardiac arrest patients is becoming the standard of care in many facilities. Studies also report whole-body cooling might dramatically reduce fatigue and weakness in patients with acute neuromuscular disorders, including multiple sclerosis.

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