To evaluate 3 induction techniques in stroke patients with regard to speed of braincooling, feasibility and safety: (1) Cold infusions, (2) RhinoChill device (BeneChill,USA) and (3) Sovika cooling helmet (HVM Medical, Germany).
- Hypothermia Device
Intervention Desc: Reduction of brain temperature and body temperature for neuroprotection
Prospective, open, randomized, single-centre study (n=30).
Hypothermia is induced with either induction technique. The intended coretemperature is 34°C.
|Type||Measure||Time Frame||Safety Issue|
|Primary||Speed of brain cooling during the first hour.|
|Secondary||Safety aspects: Intracranial bleeding or pulmonary complications, co-medication. Furthermore effects on ICP and cerebral auto-regulation are examined.|