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More than Seventy Percent of Top US Hospitals Control Patient Temperature with High-Tech Arctic Sun(TM)
Date:3/10/2008

nsfers up to five times more energy than conventional products such as water blankets, wraps or ice packs. Its ArcticGel(TM) pads cool rapidly, the result of direct thermal conduction between circulating water and a patient's skin.

The number of teaching and community hospitals that cool with the Arctic Sun is also growing rapidly due to its ease of use, speed with which nurses can initiate the therapy, and the far greater safety of technologically advanced surface cooling. Non-invasive temperature control does not put patients at unnecessary risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), bleeding or infection associated with invasive devices.

Cooling a standard of care

In 2005, the American Heart Association (AHA) issued recommendations and guidelines for inducing mild hypothermia in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest, making cooling a standard of care.

About Medivance's Arctic Sun

The non-invasive Arctic Sun Temperature Management System precisely monitors and maintains core body temperature in a therapeutic range, between 320 and 38.50 Celsius (approximately 89.60 to 101.30 Fahrenheit) with the potential to minimize damage to the heart and brain. The Arctic Sun has received 510 (k) FDA clearance in the U.S., the European Union's CE Mark, and marketing approval in Japan. Medivance develops and manufactures non-invasive, proprietary therapeutic temperature management solutions. More information at http://www.medivance.com.


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