Patient temperature modulation is a rapidly-advancing field focused on preserving ischemic tissue and improving patient outcomes following major medical events such as stroke, cardiac arrest and heart attack, as well as in the management of patients experiencing trauma or fever. Temperature modulation is intended to cool patients in order to reduce cell death and damage caused by ischemic events in which blood flow to critical organs such as the heart or brain is restricted, and to prevent or reduce associated injuries such as adverse neurologic outcomes.
InnerCool's Patient Temperature Modulation Systems
InnerCool's endovascular approach to patient temperature modulation is
based on a single-use flexible metallic catheter and a fully-integrated
cooling system, which allows for rapid and controlled cooling and
re-warming. InnerCool's endovascular system integrates a number of
desirable features including a slim catheter profile, a highly efficient
flexible metallic thermal transfer element, a built-in temperature
monitoring sensor, and a programmable console capable of rapidly and
controllably inducing, maintaining and reversing therapeutic cooling. The
Celsius Control System powers InnerCool's Accutrol(TM) catheter, which has
|SOURCE Cardium Therapeutics, Inc.|
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