Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest
Monmouth Medical Center provides induced hypothermia treatment for people who experience sudden cardiac arrest. Research has shown that chill therapy can reduce the risk of neurological damage and preserve brain function after a catastrophic cardiac event.
Mild hypothermia is induced by pushing cold liquid through pads that are wrapped around the patient’s body. The rapid cooling down to 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit and slow warming over a total of 36 hours limits cell damage caused when the brain goes without oxygen for a period of time. This advanced treatment is coordinated by a team of Emergency Medicine, Cardiology and Critical Care specialists and can be administered in combination with emergent percutaneous intervention.
To reach the Emergency Department call (732) 923-7300.