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Article Type: Research-Article
J. Med. Devices. March 2014, 8(1): 011002.
Paper No: MED-12-1112
Published Online: December 6, 2013
... allow for more precise control over the cooling rate and, thus, a prescribed cooling rate is followed when inducing hypothermia. For example, in one study [ 29 ], the cooling rate is purposely kept at only 1.4 °C/h and in a different study [ 30 ] the cooling rate is limited to 0.7 °C/h. The model shows...
Article Type: Design Innovation Paper
J. Med. Devices. September 2012, 6(3): 035001.
Published Online: July 30, 2012
...Thomas L. Merrill; Denise R. Merrill; Jennifer E. Akers Mild hypothermia has been shown to reduce heart tissue damage resulting from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). In previous work we developed a trilumen cooling catheter to deliver cooled blood rapidly to the heart during emergency angioplasty...
Article Type: Design Innovations
J. Med. Devices. September 2010, 4(3): 035001.
Published Online: August 31, 2010
... shown that mild hypothermia, reducing tissue temperatures by 2 – 4 ° C , has the potential to save heart tissue that is not adequately perfused with blood. This paper describes the design of a cooling guide catheter that can provide rapid, local cooling to heart tissue during emergency angioplasty...