American Heart Association

Lowering body temperature increases survival of some cardiac arrest patients


DALLAS — Lowering the body’s temperature of cardiac arrest patients with “non-shockable” heart rhythms increases survival rates and brain function, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

“Therapeutic hypothermia” is a medical treatment that intentionally lowers the body’s temperature to protect it […]

Forty minutes without a heartbeat to a life filled with purpose

Wendy Brechbuhler was using her phone to track the distance she was covering with her husband Kraig while they trained for a marathon in July last year. But, moments later, when he collapsed during a cool-down walk, she was using it to save his life — by calling 9-1-1.

Then […]