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The River Falls EMS team and United Hospital representatives with the six new medical grade refrigerators that will be going into all of the EMS emergency response vehicles. From left, front row: Nicole Harding, Jeff Rixmann, Holly Mitchel, Garrett Gill. Second row: Mandy Pichla, Margot Stern, April Rixmann, Deb Free, David Miller, Natalie Kranig, Kat Meyers, Shana Lee Rossow, Deanne Claypool, Mary Blel, Gary Eloranta, Katy Frey, Mary Waters, Stacey LaPlount, Adam LaPlount. Back row: Rod Hillskotter, Bry...

Medical refrigerators to help treat heart-attack patients

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River Falls Emergency Medical Services was presented with six medical-grade refrigerators donated by United Hospital of St. Paul Wednesday, June 8.


The refrigerators will be used to cool the materials used in a treatment for heart attack patients who remain unconscious after their hearts have been restarted.

The treatment, known as induced hypothermia, or therapeutic hypothermia treatment, works by cooling the body down to hypothermic levels.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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