Effects of hypothermia on the cat brain-stem auditory evoked response.

Effects of systemic hypothermia on the brain-stem auditory evoked responses (BAERs) in 4 pentobarbital anesthetized adult cats placed on total cardiopulmonary bypass were investigated. Hypothermia was achieved by slowly cooling the bypass blood through a heat exchanger. Serial BAERs were recorded at 2 min intervals as brain temperature was lowered from 37… (More)