Cooling catheters provide neuroprotection
This article was originally published in Start Up
Surgeons understand the neuroprotective potential of therapeutic hypothermia in preventing neurological problems following thoracic aneurysm repair, stroke, traumatic spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, but whole-body systemic cooling devices often lead to a host of complications. CoolSpine LLC has developed catheter-based cooling devices that provide localized cooling to targeted organs, leaving the rest of the body at normal temperature.
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