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Tag: Lawrence W. Gimple

Lawrence W. Gimple, MD, and Mark Adams, nurse manager of UVA's Coronary Care Unit, have developed a new way to predict how patients will recover from cardiac arrest.
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September 1, 2017

When we treat patients who suffer cardiac arrest -- that is, their hearts have stopped -- we often give them what is called "targeted temperature management." Basically, we run a tube into their bodies that acts much like the cooling coil of an air conditioner. It brings their temperature down…