After Drop

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noun - Afterdrop is the continued fall of deep body temperatures during rewarming after hypothermia, is thought to endanger the heart by further cooling from cold blood presumed to be returning from the periphery (i.e., limbs). However, after drop is not always observed depending on the circumstances.


The doctor was concerned about after drop even after the hypothermic swimmer was pulled from the ocean and treated in the medical tent.


Michael Miller of Honolulu, Hawaii is shown rewarming and experiencing afterdrop after placing third in the 2010 Ederle Swim:

Afterdrop Video[edit]

afterdrop discussion with Nuala Moore (in a Blizzard Survival Bag) and Dr. Patrick Buck


the drop

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