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During delivery, Kelsey Dimitropoulos’ son Luke’s heart rate plummeted, leading to an emergency C-section. Luke was not born with a heartbeat, but was revived and transferred to UCSF Medical Center. He had hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which occurs in about one in 1500 newborns. The team at UCSF put Luke through a hypothermia treatment using a cooling blanket to bring his down his core temperature, helping to prevent damage to his brain. Two years later, Luke is on track developmentally and is a happy, active toddler.
|01/24/2012||-||Preventing Brain Damage in Newborns||Program Details >>|