Houston Hospital Helps Adapt 'Internal Tourniquet' To Save Trauma Patients
from Houston Chronicle
A new tool is being described by doctors as a game-changer in the field of trauma. A catheter that opens a balloon in the body's main artery, this "internal tourniquet" can temporarily stop hemorrhaging that threatens a patient's life. Memorial Hermann, in Houston, is leading the effort to bring internal tourniquets to civilian trauma patients.
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