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Induced Hypothermia: How Freezing People After Heart Attacks Could Save Lives

Chris Brooks was a healthy 22-year-old, working part time in construction and finishing up his last year in college. One evening, he went out bowling with friends, returned home to his parents' house in Middletown Township, Pennsylvania, and lay down on the couch to sleep.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This seems a pretty high-risk approach to me. I feel a safer alternative would be to infuse high-dose omega-3 fatty acids in the form of lipid emulsions to rapidly reduce the inflammation caused by the heart attacks and to speed up the resolution of the damage caused by the heart attacks.

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