Cooling After Cardiac Arrest May Help Preserve Brain Function

April 6, 2015 4:00 PM

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MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cooling the body might help prevent or lessen brain damage caused by cardiac arrest, a new study suggests.

People who received what is called targeted body temperature management after cardiac arrest -- when the heart stops beating -- had good outcomes in terms of quality of life and mental function, researchers said. Body temperatures were lowered between 2 and 7 degrees Fahrenheit.

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