Cold and Blue

Overview

We hear an amazing story of survival by diver Chris Lemons.  His story has been the subject of documentaries and films and we are delighted he is able to join us at the SOA

There are many such stories of survival after cold immersion. Also we believe that short periods of cold water immersion has benefits especially in reducing Neurocognitive decline, immune modulation,  reduction in inflammation. Trails have looked at active cooling after brain injury or cardiac arrest to improve outcomes.

The anecdotes outweigh the trail data and we are unable to replicate many of the perceived benefits in a formal setting

Mike Tipton takes us through the physiology of cold immersion and relative hypoxia and Jerry Nolan asks why traditional trials may not be asking the right question.