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What actually causes someone to die if they are caught withtout shelter and get hypothermia?
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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In brief: Usually heart stops
Definition: below 95 degrees: depending on the body temp: between 95-89.
6 - poor peripheral circulation, shivering, apathy, lethargy, confusion and rapid heart rate; between 89.6-82.4 - shivering stops, increased confusion or delirium, slowing heart rate and irregular heart rate; below 82.4 coma, ventricular fibrillation (type of cardiac arrest), may look dead; below 68 brain activity stops.

In brief: Usually heart stops
Definition: below 95 degrees: depending on the body temp: between 95-89.
6 - poor peripheral circulation, shivering, apathy, lethargy, confusion and rapid heart rate; between 89.6-82.4 - shivering stops, increased confusion or delirium, slowing heart rate and irregular heart rate; below 82.4 coma, ventricular fibrillation (type of cardiac arrest), may look dead; below 68 brain activity stops.
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