Table of Contents
ISRN Cardiology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 617912, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/617912
Case Report

Iceman Survived due to Cooling Device

1Department of Internal Medicine/Cardiology, German Heart Institute Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany
2Department of Nephrology and Intensive Care Medicine, Charité Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin, Germany

Received 7 March 2011; Accepted 28 March 2011

Academic Editors: E. Z. Fisman, A. S. Manolis, and A. Rodriguez

Copyright © 2011 M. Roser et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Although mild hypothermia treatment is part of the standard postresuscitation care today, no standard method for treatment of accidental severe hypothermia has been yet established. Different strategies including invasive and noninvasive methods have been described in the literature. We present the case of a 75-year-old man with accidental severe hypothermia (23°C) and demonstrate that using a surface cooling device with automatic controlled temperature feedback mechanism (ArcticSun2000 Medivance, Louisville, Colorado, USA) is an effective and safe method for controlled rewarming in this life-threatening setting.