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Localized Cooling of Heart Limits Damage Caused by Heart Attack

Community Admin 11 Jan 12

Cardiologists at the Catharina hospital in Eindhoven have succeeded in the localized cooling of the heart during a heart attack, a world first.

By cooling part of the heart prior to and following angioplasty, the cardiologists believe that the damage from a heart attack can be limited.

On 11 January cardiologist Luuk Otterspoor received his doctorate at Eindhoven University of Technology for this study.

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