Scientists Reverse Brain Damage in Drowned U.S. Toddler

Eden was submerged in 5 degree Celsius for 15 minutes and was unresponsive after being resuscitated.

In what is believed to be a world first, Scientist have reversed brain damage in a toddler brain damage in a toddler that drowned in a swimming pool. Using oxygen therapy, scientists were able to restore her ability to walk and talk just months after the accident, in which she spent 15 minutes submerged in a swimming pool and two hours where her heart did not beat on its own.

The accident took place in February 2016. Two-year-old Eden Carlson had managed to get through a baby gate and fall into the family swimming pool and was in the 5 degree Celsius water for up to 15 minutes before being discovered.

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