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Cardium Reports on Science Channel Series Featuring InnerCool's Endovascular Cooling During Brain Surgery at Stanford University
Date:4/29/2008

g's protective effect on the brain is unclear, it appears to blunt the detrimental cascade of events at the cellular level that occurs during the minutes, hours, and sometimes even days after an adverse neurologic event," stated Dr. Steinberg, Lacroute-Hearst Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford. "Hypothermia therapy is increasingly being used for neuroprotection during neurovascular surgery to improve neurologic function and decrease disability." Dr. Steinberg has been using therapeutic hypothermia in the clinic since 1991 and since that time has used it in more than 2,500 patients with cerebrovascular problems intended to minimize the high risk of stroke and ischemic brain damage.

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 a flexib
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