The era of successful experiments in introducingsuspended animation of pigs and dogs, the next in line is a man. Fantastic ideas about slowing down biological processes in the human body begin to take root in life. At this stage, technology still does not allow sending a person to distant galaxies, but it can save more than one thousand human lives when applied in medicine.
Currently, scientists from the medical centerThe University of Maryland (USA) conducted the first successful trial of the "emergency preservation and resuscitation" (EPR) procedure. Patients during the study were victims who received stab or gunshot wounds, which cannot be saved by traditional methods. Huge blood loss leads to irreversible effects in the body, cardiac arrest and death.
However, a new emergency cooling techniquebody to 10-15 degrees Celsius and the introduction of a special saline solution instead of blood, slows down the physiological processes in the body. If earlier after a cardiac arrest death occurred in about 5 minutes, now doctors are given about 2 hours to fight for the patient’s life. Serious injury survives only
We do not send people to Saturn, we get 2 hours to save a human life, one of the project participants said.
Currently, the methodology is approved by the regulator,Food and Drug Administration, which monitors the use of new technologies in treatment. Patient consent is not required, as injuries cause an inevitable death. At least one person has already passed a successful test. In total, during testing it is planned to compare the performance of 10 patients using suspended animation with a similar number of patients who use traditional resuscitation techniques. The results will be presented by the end of next year.