Cold-hearted treatment

Pierce, Julia
November 2005
Engineer (00137758);11/14/2005, Vol. 293 Issue 7688, p14
The article describes that an engineered ice slurry could be used to cool the brain and major organs. The suspension delays cell death and gives doctors and paramedics more time to revive heart attack and accident victims. The technique uses a highly fluid mixture of small ice particles suspended in a saline solution developed at the Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago. This is injected into the patient to rapidly cool the blood of targeted organs.


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