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Medical News & Perspectives
March 14, 2001

Playing It Cool in Stroke Research

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JAMA. 2001;285(10):1282. doi:10.1001/jama.285.10.1282-JMN0314-3-1

Fort Lauderdale, Fla—It's enough to make one's blood run cold, but will it reduce the effects of severe acute ischemia? Researchers hope to find an answer.

In the past, proponents cited animal experiments and anecdotal accounts from human patients showing that inducing hypothermia in those with acute stroke was effective in reducing the amount of brain damage. But at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference, the evidence started moving from theoretical to factual.

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