Doctors ‘freeze’ baby, given second chance at life

Posted at 2:45 PM, Feb 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-15 14:45:37-05

Doctors ‘freeze’ baby

by Steve Baron

LONDON, UK (KTVI) – Newborn Edward Ives is a lot warmer and healthier after doctors used an experimental treatment to give him a second chance at life. The group of London doctors decided the best remedy to save the infant’s life was to decrease his temperature nearly four degrees Centigrade.

The 6-month-old was born with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), which increases the heart rate at an unsafe pace. Ives’ heart had been beating nearly double the average rate according to the Telegraph.

The cavalier procedure was able to eventually slow the baby’s heart rate for good after four days of treatment. Ives returned home to his parents a month following the procedure.

For the full story visit The Telegraph