A new emergency Cooling Vest could save a serious amount of lives for those that happen to suffer a heart attack. The vest was developed by the Hohenstein Institute, and would minimize brain damage that can happen in a matter of minutes.
This would be incredibly beneficial to heart attack victims. Springwise says, “When a cardiac arrest occurs, the brain ceases to receive blood from the heart, leading to an oxygen deficit that can cause irreversible neurological damage if not dealt with within the minutes following the attack.”
Just like a regular ice pack, you squeeze the vest to create the instant cooling effect. It will then cool down the sufferer when their body temperatures rise.
Just like other first aid tools, this device should be made available to the public soon.
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The Cooling Vest Could Reduce Brain Damage for Heart Attack Victims
Published: Sep 9, 2012 • References: springwise