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During induced hypothermia with ice packs for patients like with MI, how do they not suffer from frost bite due to the direct cold on their skin?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: Not cold enough

and not left in contact long enough.
Anyway, frostbite is preferable to the alternative when this therapy is considered necessary!

In brief: Not cold enough

and not left in contact long enough.
Anyway, frostbite is preferable to the alternative when this therapy is considered necessary!
Dr. Louise Andrew
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