How Cool Temperatures Can Save Lives

Can cold temperatures make us live longer?

Cooling treatment at about 33°C

  1. He collapsed in front of an ER nurse, who could start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) within seconds. This prevented ischemia (the lack of blood flow to the entire brain) and reduced brain damage.
  2. His cardiac arrest happened not too far from Penn Medicine, a hospital utilizing a new cutting-edge procedure called therapeutic hypothermia.

Therapeutic hypothermia today

How therapeutic hypothermia is commonly induced today — Image Credit: health.howstuffworks.com

Accidental hypothermia at 13.7°C

After falling into a frozen lake, Anna Bågenholm’s brain lasted 80 minutes with little to zero oxygen

Medical outcome of Anna Bågenholm’s case

Cryopreservation at -196°C

Conclusion

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