A Randomized Trial Comparing 2 Methods for Rapid Induction of Cooling in Stroke Patients, Cold Infusions vs. EMCOOLS Flex.Pads (iCOOL 2) "iCOOL 2"


Phase 2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Sedation
- Combined ICP-temperature-probe
- Indication to lower body temperature > 1.5°C
- Age ≥ 18 years

Exclusion Criteria

- Body weight > 120 kg
- Severe renal insufficiency
- Acute pulmonary embolism
- Acute myocardial infarction
- High-grade heart valve stenosis or insufficiency
- Severe cardiac insufficiency (NYHA ≥ III)
- Threatening ventricular dysrhythmia
- Cardiac dysrhythmia with bradycardia (heart rate < 45 /min, QTc > 450 ms, sick sinus syndrome, AV-block II-III°).
- Known hematologic disease with increased risk of thrombosis (e.g. cryoglobulinemia, cold agglutinins, sickle cell anemia)
- Known vasospastic vascular disorder (e.g. Raynaud's phenomenon or thromboangiitis obliterans)
- Skin lesions not allowing a secure application of the EMCOOLS Flex.Pads