A relatively new procedure, hypothermia treatment research and clinical trials continue to document the effectiveness of the procedure in the short and long term. In fact, hypothermia treatment was first developed in 2005 through research and has since grown in popularity among top neonatal intensive care units (NICU) throughout the country.
More recent research has studied the affects of the whole-body cooling system as children grow. Recent results have shown that the mortality rate for infants that had hypothermia treatment instead of the standard care is almost half as high by age seven—a drop to 28 percent from 44 percent. This extraordinary information proves the importance of the life-saving treatment available at Florida Hospital.