In cold blood: How therapeutic hypothermia can save lives


History is littered with miraculous tales of people surviving hours without a pulse in extremely cold conditions. My latest article for BBC Focus explores how this has inspired medics to induce hypothermia in patients suffering strokes, heart attacks, and even multiple gunshot wounds in order to help stave off death.

The BBC Focus team have done a great job with diagrams illustrating my box-outs on what happens to the brain in extreme cold and how therapeutic hypothermia is performed safely. An extract of the article is available here and the full article is available in the April issue (issue 130).