Press Release EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims

 

 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 1, 2009
Contact: Paul Gabriel Vargas
(915) 204-5240
Paul.vargas@sbcglobal.net
medicepax.com
 
 
MedIcePax LLC’s New EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims
May help to save the quality of Life!
 
            Problem: 
            Quick treatment for stroke victims means saving the quality of life for thousands of people, as well as controlling the exorbitant cost of rehabilitation. Fewer than 5 percent of stroke victims arrive at the hospital in time to prevent brain or organ damage.
 
 
            MedIcePax, LLC new EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims is a disposable unit that  provides crucial treatment  for America’s No. 1 disabler and No. 3 killer—the stroke. Long before the ambulance arrives, the ice packs help prevent brain and organ damage by reducing body temperature immediately, prior to receiving medical attention.
 
            Increased brain temperature contributes to ischemic brain damage in patients post cardiac arrest. Studies have shown that lowering brain temperature, even by a few degrees decreases, ischemic damage. In studies of out of hospital cardiac arrest, induced hypothermia protocols have contributed to improved neurological outcomes. Ref. N Engl J Med. 2002; Feb 21; 346(8):557-63
 
            Studies have shown that hypothermic cooling may help improve the outcomes in stroke patients. Strokes cut off the supply of blood to the brain and can destroy cells quickly. MedIcePax LLC’s EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims helps to lower the body temperature, reducing the body’s requirement for oxygen and helps to slowing the loss of brain and organ cell damage until the patient can receive the appropriate cooling therapy at the hospital.
 
 
                                         Warning Signs

1.)Strokee will have a crooked smile when asked to smile, if crooked call 911.

2.) Ask the strokee to hold their arms out like they were sleep walking.  If one is lower than the other call 911.

3.) If speech is garbled or words are incorrect, call 911.

If any of the above signs are shown call 911 immediately and get to a hospital.

STROKE COSTS 56 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR IN DIRECT AND RELATED COSTS.
    
 
MedIcePax, LLC new EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims provides crucial treatment for America’s No. 1 disabler and No. 3 killer—the stroke. Long before the ambulance arrives, the instant ice packs help prevent brain and organ damage by reducing body temperature immediately prior to receiving medical attention.
 
“Quick treatment for stroke victims means saving the quality of life for thousands of people as well as controlling the exorbitant cost of rehab ,” says Paul Gabriel Vargas, President of El Paso, Texas based MedIcePax.com, which designed the revolutionary emergency kit for EMS and home use. “Fewer than 5 percent of stroke victims get to the hospital in time to prevent brain and organ damage, and the MedIcePax EZ Cooling Emergency Kit gives them more than a fighting chance to make a full and quick recovery.”
 
The patent-pending kit contains instant ice packs for one time use of up to 30 minutes; (16) 4 mil zip-lock bags that can be continuously refilled with ice; a nonwoven helmet, vest, to hold the ice packs in place until help arrives. 
 
“Time is crucial. A few hours may make a big difference in stroke outcomes, and MedIcePax LLCs EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims is the only at-home treatment on the market,” says Vargas. “Every home has a first-aid kit, and the MedIcePax, LLC’s EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims is designed to compliment it.”
 
Studies have shown that hypothermia may help improve the outcomes in stroke patients. “Strokes cut off the supply of blood to the brain and can destroy cells quickly,” Vargas says. “MedIcePax LLC’s EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims helps to lower the body temperature, reducing the body’s requirement for oxygen and slowing the loss of brain and organ cell damage.”
 
For more information on the MedIcePax, LLC’s EZ Cooling Emergency Kit for Stroke Victims, go to MedIcePax.com.
 
MedIcePax, LLC recommends you consult a physician before using any of its products.
 
MedIcePax.com’s Quick Facts about Strokes
 
Some 700,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year.
Every 45 seconds, a stroke strikes.
Stroke is the No. 1 disabler in the country.
Stroke is the No. 3 killer in the nation.
Strokes cost U.S. taxpayers more than $56 billion every year.
 
 
 
 
MedIcePax LLC Is a Sole owned company, located in El Paso, Texas. We specialize in Thermo Therapy for injury. Other productions include:
 
MedIcePax Part number 400 through 403 – Hot/Cold Hook Pack Kits, with hook fastener, adhesive option, small, large and long. Hands free, no belts, no straps, no elastic. Each MedIcePax Kit comes one instant one time use ice pack, two hot/cold flexible reusable packs, a high quality zip lock bag for ice option, one Velcro pouch non-woven pouch specially designed to fasten to non-rubberized ace bandages, and an elastic bandage. 
 
See medicepax.com for more information.
Samples available upon request
Stroke Articles and Hypothermic Treatment:
Recovering stroke victim
About 700,000 Americans will suffer a stroke this year. That's one every 45 seconds. It is the No. 3 killer in the U.S. and the leading cause of long-term disability. The cost to the economy: more than $56 billion dollars a year**
EMS Changes
“Some EMS systems are starting to apply hypothermia therapy to cardiac arrest victims. Wake County, NC, and EMS last                                                                                                                                                      -       
year started cooling down cardiac arrest patients in the field with ice packs and infusions of ice-cold saline solution
before transporting them to the hospital. Other EMS systems that are looking at this type of therapy or have already begun using it include Seattle, Pittsburgh and Travis County/Austin, TX.” ***
 
 
Springfield, MO(PRWeb) September 2, 2008 – The use and benefits of therapeutic hypothermia in a pre-hospital setting are reviewed in a new magazine cover story, “Raising the Dead: Pre-hospital hypothermia for cardiac arrest victims may improve neurological outcome and survival to discharge.” The article, available now, appears in the September 2008 edition of EMS Magazine, a publication of Cygnus Business Media… The article authors, Mike Clumpner and Jim Mobley, were among the first in the world to implement a non-trial therapeutic hypothermia induction protocol for adult post-cardiac-arrest patients. Clumpner and Mobley are leading a discussion track on emergency-medical and critical-care use of the therapy at an international educational forum – the Therapeutic Temperature Management (TTM) Congress – in October 2008 in Barcelona, Spain.” ****
 
Cooling it-When the blood supply to the brain is cut off by stroke, heart attack, or injury, the brain begins to die. Destruction is measured in minutes; to be distant from appropriate medical facilities can make permanent brain damage almost inevitable. But what if, during the rush to treatment, medical responders could freeze the action; put the brain into a kind of suspended animation by cooling it? Medical use of “induced hypothermia” has been around since the 1930s, but imprecise methods and dangerous side effects kept it from wide acceptance. Now inspiration for safer, more effective techniques is coming from a surprising source: research on hibernation. Though the versatile human brain, the domain of thought and imagination, may seduce us into believing it is somehow an organ apart from the body, it is emphatically physical. Its demands are great, consuming 20 percent of all body oxygen and 25 percent of all glucose, our body’s basic fuel. When this life support is disrupted by, say, traumatic injury, or during a surgical procedure, the brain begins to do what all organic matter does—spoil. We use refrigerators to stall the putrefaction of foods, and cooling has a similar effect on the brain. Scientists call the preservative cooling of the living human brain “induced hypothermia. *****
 
*References and other Sites with information on hypothermia as a post treatment to an improved outcome of a stroke:
 
****http://www.cszmedical.com/NEWS/F_TTM%2008%20EMS%20Article%20PR_090208.pdf *****http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=740
Other references:
 
MedIcePax LLC., which is based in El Paso, Texas was founded in 2009 by Paul Vargas.

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