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Cardium Reports on New York City's Adoption of Therapeutic Cooling Protocols for Cardiac Arrest Patients
Date:12/5/2008

Heart Association (AHA) and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation recommending that cardiac arrest victims be treated with induced hypothermia.

"With the AHA guidelines in effect and increasing national media coverage on temperature modulation therapy, we are finally beginning to see a paradigm shift by physicians and healthcare systems as they increasingly incorporate therapeutic cooling into the standard practice of medicine. As a result, new local community standards of care for cooling cardiac patients are being established across the nation by which hospitals will be judged and held accountable by patients, their families, and others if they do not establish cooling programs or fail to apply cooling therapy in accordance with the AHA guidelines," stated Christopher J. Reinhard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cardium Therapeutics and InnerCool Therapies.

Reinhard added, "InnerCool is continuing to develop new and innovative best-of-class medical devices based on our important technology position and expertise in the growing field of temperature modulation therapy. With our RapidBlue and CoolBlue systems now completed and FDA-cleared, and the new CoolFuse and UroCool systems in development, this should facilitate the expansion of use of InnerCool systems for current indications and facilitate ongoing research regarding the potential uses of temperature modulation in a number of different patient populations that could benefit from these new therapies."

About Patient Temperature Modulation

Patient temperature modulation is a rapidly-advancing field focused on preserving ischemic tissue and improving patient outcomes following major medical events such as cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, as well as in the management of patients experiencing trauma or fever. Internal or endovascular temperature modulation is intended to rapidly cool patients from within
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