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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Attenuates Traumatic Hemorrhage

Jared M Huston, MD, describes the neural tourniquet, which allows the nervous system to protect the body against traumatic hemorrhage by accelerating clot formation specifically at sites of injury.

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Richard Lipton
Posted on May 28, 2014 by Richard Lipton
Can't help but think about battle scenes in movies where the injured person is given a cigarette while waiting for a med-evac. Maybe there's something to this. I don't think many of us interested in hemostasis are aware of the Neural Tourniquet.
Great presentation.
Richard Lipton, Hemophilia Center, LIJ
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