Medical Revolution: the first person to of Doctors frozen and revived

This technology could save in the future, many lives: Doctors of the University of Maryland to use for quite some time, the “emergency preservation and resuscitation” to give people who suffer a cardiac arrest more time. This “preserving” you, you, cooling your body strong and revive them again. With Success.

What sounds like something out of a Sci-Fi Film, has become in the USA on the quiet reality: Physicians of University hospital in Maryland apply for quite some time, the so – called emergency preservation and resuscitation technique, means that you cool the body temperature of a patient to a Minimum, and operate on him and revive him again.

For the first time, one of the Doctors turned now to the Public. Compared to the Portal “New Scientist” said Samuel Tisherman, the procedure – and that the first Operation had also been for him a bit “surreal”. How many operations have you performed, he does not reveal yet. He wants to catch up on but together with other findings in the year 2020 in the framework of a detailed scientific report.

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Technology is currently useful only for patients with severe stabbing or gunshot wounds

In the technique question come, therefore, at the time primarily for patients who come with severe stab or gunshot wounds in the clinic. A requirement by the health authorities for the execution of the experimental technique is that the patients in question suffer within five minutes after her arrival, a cardiac arrest. In addition, the treated patients have already lost at least half of your blood.

Doctors, patient, cool to 10 degrees down

The Physicians cool the patient as quickly as possible to a body temperature of a maximum of 10 to 15 degrees Celsius, "konservieren" him. You can do this by replacing all his blood with ice-cold saline solution. As a result, the Patient has no brain activity. Only then the Patient is disconnected from the cooling system and in the OP, where a team of surgeons has exactly two hours to repair his injuries. Following the Doctors to warm the patient and resuscitate him.

Tinned body moves oxygen demand down

Background: At normal body temperature, the cells must be supplied in the body constant with oxygen. When the heart stops beating, the blood no oxygen to the cells. Without oxygen, the brain cannot survive for a long time – about five minutes before irreversible result in damage. If it lowers, however, the body temperature is so extreme, can slow down these chemical processes, or even completely stopped, so you need less oxygen and to give the operators more time to perform their work.

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Technology since the 80s in the conversation

Already in the year 1980 this technology first came into conversation – at the time still rather hypothetical, between Samuel Tisherman and his colleagues Peter Saffar, the 2003 died. They published the first Considerations in the 90s. In the 2000s, first Experiments on pigs instead, which were, according to the scientists successfully found. In 2006, Experiments with dogs, which were also successful, with 12 out of 14 dogs that received the treatment survived, followed.

“We thought it would be a good time to bring the technology to the people,” said Tisherman is now the “New Scientist”. “Now we do it and we learn a lot from it. As soon as we can prove that it works here, we can expand the Use of technology to help patients who have no other Chance to survive,“ he concludes.

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