Life-and-Death Gunshot Victims to Be Frozen in Suspended Animation to Save Lives

March 30, 2014 7:44 AM

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Life-and-Death Gunshot Victims to Be Frozen in Suspended Animation to Save Lives

Surgeons at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania are conducting the first human trials into the use of suspended animation, whereby a patient's body is cooled down and suspended between life and death in order to buy time for doctors to save their lives.

According to New Scientist, the first 10 potentially fatal gunshot or knife wound victims to be brought to the UPMC Presbyterian hospital's emergency room at the end of March will be subject to a ground-breaking technique, whereby on-call surgeons will replace all the patient's blood with a saline s...

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