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2008-12-05 08:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported on New York City's adoption of procedures designed to promote temperature modulation therapy for cardiac arrest patients, as featured in an article in The New York Times. The article, "City Pushes Cooling Therapy," dated December 4, 2008, reports that New York City ambulances will now be required to transport cardiac arrest patients to hospitals...

2008-10-20 15:00:30

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies, Inc., announced today that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the RapidBlue(TM) System, an endovascular temperature modulation device. InnerCool's RapidBlue System is a thermal regulating system designed to manage and control patient body temperature. This new system automatically cools or warms patients, as necessary, to...

2008-10-20 09:00:42

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alsius Corporation , the worldwide leader in intravascular temperature management (IVTM(TM)) therapies, today announced that four scientific posters featuring both patient cases and laboratory research in which the Thermogard XP(TM) was utilized will be presented this week at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Annual Meeting, taking place in Orlando. Dr. Arie Blitz, Director of Heart Transplantation and Assist Device Surgery at...

2008-09-09 12:00:42

WALDWICK, N.J., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Recovery Systems' ThermoSuit(R) System, a rapid patient cooling device, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in a clinical study of patients with traumatic brain injury. Currently, the ThermoSuit System is used to induce rapid cooling of victims of cardiac arrest and heart attacks. The study is being conducted under an Investigational Device Exemption by Dr. Guy Clifton and other researchers at the University of...

2008-06-19 09:01:08

By Kyle Martin, Hernando Today, Brooksville, Fla. Jun. 19--BROOKSVILLE -- There's a chilly future in store for Florida's emergency medical services. Hypothermia is the result when a body's temperature drops well below normal -- generally not a good situation to be in. But scientists have found a way to turn that dangerous condition into a potential lifesaver for victims of stroke and heart attack. Induced hypothermia is among the EMS developments on the horizon that Dr. Joseph Nelson...

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2008-02-11 03:00:00

Second of two parts Her skin cold to the touch, Anna Kindt lay in the hospital as frigid saline was pumped into her veins for more than 10 days. A crack about one-third of an inch wide ran along the top and right side of Kindt's skull, just one of several fractures to her head and face. Her car looked just as bad, a collapsed roof and a crushed side. While passing another car on the shoulder of a road near Hartland in August 2006, Kindt lost control of her Honda Civic, which turned into a...

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2008-02-10 03:00:00

First of two parts As he raced across town to the hospital, Adrian Roberson knew something bad had happened to his wife, Darrice, but he was unprepared for what he would find in the emergency room. Darrice Roberson, a 33-year-old mother of three, had suffered a cardiac arrest last year and had been brought back to life by an electric shock. Now doctors at Froedtert Hospital were putting her on ice, literally covering her body with ice packs and sending frigid saline solution into her...

2007-07-16 15:03:46

Cardium Therapeutics (OTCBB:CDTP) and its operating unit, InnerCool Therapies, today announced that temperature modulation therapy in cardiac arrest patients was featured in Newsweek's July 23 cover story. The article, "This Man Was Dead. He Isn't Anymore" (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19751440/site/newsweek/), examines how physicians at the University of Pennsylvania are using mild hypothermia to treat sudden cardiac arrest patients. Patient temperature modulation is a...

2007-03-20 09:01:25

Cardium Therapeutics (OTCBB:CDTP) and its subsidiary InnerCool Therapies announced today that its endovascular temperature modulation technology was featured in the March 2007 issue of Men's Health. The article "The Miracle on Ice" highlights the benefits of InnerCool's Celsius Control System during a cranial bypass surgery performed at Stanford University Medical Center. A copy of the article can be accessed at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/rms/menh_1-19934755/. A reporter for...

2007-02-15 06:00:41

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Feb. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The hospitals rated the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report are committed to quality patient care. Three of the top five, and more than a third of the 14 who made the list, have something else in common. They use the innovative non-invasive Arctic Sun(R) Temperature Management device to chill critically ill patients, potentially reducing brain damage. The Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, and the Massachusetts General Hospital --...


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