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Arctic Sun Again Preferred Choice of Top-Ranked U.S. Hospitals for Therapeutic Temperature Management
Date:9/9/2009

rrest survivors is as cost effective as other widely accepted treatments and can increase survival, according to a report published in the current issue of the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

"The choice of the Arctic Sun by hospitals ranked best in the nation is in keeping with the three major trends in medicine today -- improving outcomes, avoiding unnecessary complications and reducing healthcare costs," said Robert Kline, Medivance's CEO.

Cooling a standard of care

Since 2005, when the American Heart Association (AHA) issued recommendations and guidelines for inducing mild hypothermia in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest, adoption of therapeutic cooling has been on the rise. A rapidly growing body of medical literature suggests it may also reduce damage resulting from refractory fevers and other critical illnesses such as stroke.

About Medivance's Arctic Sun

The non-invasive Arctic Sun Temperature Management System precisely monitors and maintains core body temperature in a therapeutic range, between 32 degrees and 38.5 degrees Celsius (approximately 89.6 degrees to 101.3 degrees Fahrenheit) with the potential to minimize damage to the heart and brain. The patented design of the Arctic Sun and ArcticGel(TM) Pads enables them to transfer up to five times more thermal energy than conventional products such as water blankets, wraps or ice packs, resulting in more efficient temperature management. The system's precision also enables the slow rewarming thought to be critic
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