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Sunday, June 1, 2014

WONDERFUL HEALTHWORLD# SUSPENDED ANIMATION TO SAVE LIFE#NEWS

FDA Gives Approval To Suspended Animation Human Trials at UPMC-Reducing Body Temperature To Save Lives
This procedure reduces body temperature to 50 degrees by inserting a cannula into the aorta imageand flushing cold saline into the system. This will slow the blood flow, which will prevent the body from bleeding out.   The low temperatures will also slow other biological processes as well.
This is a small trial but very interesting as it has been done on pigs and saved the lives.  Interesting to hear the doctor’s comments on this as he says it will save lives with the additional two hours allowed to perform surgical procedures.  Experimentation began with pigs back in 2000, so it’s been ongoing for a while. 
The procedure even has a website of it’s own with additional information and other projects in the works.  BD

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