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TV News Coverage Reports on InnerCool's CoolBlue System Treatment of Cardiac Shock Patient Following Childbirth at Rush Hospital, Chicago
Date:2/12/2009

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (NYSE Alternext US: CXM) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies today reported that InnerCool's CoolBlue surface temperature modulation system was highlighted in a television segment that aired on Chicago's NBC 5 News. The story can be viewed at nbcchicago.com/health/tips_info/This_is_Your_Brain_on_Ice_Chicago.html. The segment features a maternity patient who suffered cardiac shock while delivering her baby at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. The baby was saved as a result of physicians performing an emergency Caesarean section surgery - however the mother was clinging to life in a coma and was considered likely to be "brain dead." Over 40 minutes and a series of electric shocks the mother was resuscitated while she was simultaneously cooled with InnerCool's CoolBlue surface cooling system. Months later, she appears fully recovered and with normal neurological function. The attending physicians, Drs. Richard E. Temes and Omar Lateef, expressed their belief that hypothermia can improve brain recovery in post-cardiac patients and should be widely used. Dr. Temes noted that "hypothermia is perhaps the most powerful neuroprotecting agent out there." Dr. Richard Bernstein who heads Northwestern's Therapeutic Cooling Program stated, "80 percent of hospitals that should be doing this are not. It takes a champion and some pressure from patient advocacy groups to make it happen."

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"There has been increasing interest in patient temperature modulation therapy as a result of the growing number of hospitals and EMS providers adopting cooling protocols for out-of-hospital and in-hospit
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