Core cooling after hypoxia and ischaemia Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Brain
  • Hypothermia, Induced
  • Hypoxia, Brain
  • Ischemia

abstract

  • Two patients sustained severe circulatory inadequacy before and during thoracotomy for coronary surgery. Both patients were promptly cote cooled to between 20 degrees and 25 degrees C. After coronary surgery, each patient was rewarmed and the operation was terminated uneventfully in each case, No important cerebral deficit was apparent despite periods of circulatory insufficiency and arrest which were well beyond the usually accepted limits. It is suggested that prompt core cooling may exert a protective effect in this context.

publication date

  • December 1975

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 1082066

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 718

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 2

number

  • 18