CAERvest® for heat stroke


We describe the use of a novel endothermic surface cooling device, CAERvest®, on 3 marthon runners who had rectal temperatures (proxy for core body temperature, CBT) above 40°C. Two recovered rapidly and completely and were discharged home from hospital the same day. The third runner, with a rectal temperature of42.1°C, cooled to 37.5°C within 32 minttes. He required hospital admission for severe heat illness-­‐associated complications but survived. There were no adverse effects from CAERvest
use. Mean rates of CBT fall were 0.126°C/min. User acceptability was high, with positive qualitative feedback on ease of use and efficacy. In these patients, CAERvest has reduced CBT rapidly and safely in heatstroke.

For the full text click here: Successful out of hospital treatment of heatstroke in 3 marathon runners-2.

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