Using cold and liquid ventilation to reduce the risk of after-effects following cardiac arrest: Researchers from ENVA, UPEC, Inserm and the Mondor Institute are at the forefront of this new technique.
46,000 people suffer cardiac arrest every year in France. Researchers from EnvA, the University of Paris Est Créteil, Inserm and the Mondor Institute for Biomedical Research, including Professor Renaud Tissier (Bijan Ghaleh team), and also Professor Philippe Micheau from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada, are proposing a new approach to better manage them and better understand their possible consequences. It is based on a technique based on cold and liquid ventilation that allows the body to be in hypothermia in 20 minutes instead of three to six hours with the usual techniques.
Blood circulation and the body’s needs will be considerably reduced, thus limiting the risk of after-effects. The results of this work are described in an article on the EBioMedicine website and will be published in the next issue in January 2020.
– the news published on the ENVA website and the explanatory video by Pr Renaud Tissier for more information.