Emergency cooling vest could reduce risk of brain damage for heart attack victims

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The ability to react quickly in the case of a serious medical emergency can be vital, and we recently saw the Rapid Rescue app attempt to connect those having an attack with first aiders located nearby. Now researchers at the Hohenstein Institute in Germany have developed a cooling vest that could provide timely help to reduce the risk of brain damage for those who have suffered a heart attack. When a cardiac arrest occurs, the brain ceases to receive blood from the heart, leading to an oxygen deficit that can cause irreversible neurological damage if not dealt with within the…

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