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Hypothermia
« on: January 26, 2010 »

Here's quite an interesting article on Hypothermia

http://outside.away.com/outside/magazine/0197/9701fefreez.html

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In fact, many hypothermia victims die each year in the process of being rescued. In "rewarming shock," the constricted capillaries reopen almost all at once, causing a sudden drop in blood pressure. The slightest movement can send a victim's heart muscle into wild spasms of ventricular fibrillation. In 1980, 16 shipwrecked Danish fishermen were hauled to safety after an hour and a half in the frigid North Sea. They then walked across the deck of the rescue ship, stepped below for a hot drink, and dropped dead, all 16 of them.
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Re: Hypothermia
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010 »

Wow!.

I was wondering why I hadn't heard about the 16 Danes before - and I came across this list of people's ways to avoid dying of hypothermia.  mildly amusing.

http://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/aty18/in_1980_sixteen_men_were_rescued_after_an_hour/
 

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