Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest Therapy
When someone suffers a heart attack and is resuscitated, that patient’s recovery benefits from treatment that lowers the body temperature by a few degrees. Such hypothermic cardiac arrest therapy reduces swelling and protects the brain.
The Pilla Heart Center and Abington Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Trauma Center use several cooling technologies for this treatment.
Hypothermic cardiac arrest therapy begins as quickly as possible after a heart attack. Because this treatment has been shown to improve neurological function after cardiac arrest, the American Heart Association endorses its use.
For expertise on hypothermic cardiac arrest therapy, contact the specialists at Abington’s Pilla Heart Center.