Intense trauma victims at Massachusetts General Hospital will soon be put into suspended animation as part of their treatment. Long O.R. waits compounded with long surgeries leave trauma victims in a ramped up state of emergency that wreaks havoc on their bodies. Surgery can actually be performed while the patient is in suspended animation. Doctors involved in this new process of inducing extreme hypothermia in patients think that up to 90% of "certain death" trauma cases will be now be treatable, and ultimately, the patient will survive.
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