Hyperthermia in the forty-eight hours after cardiopulmonary bypass.

Abstract

UNLABELLED The adverse consequences of perioperative hypothermia have been emphasized. However, postoperative hyperthermia may be equally hazardous after cardiac surgery, owing to increased oxygen demand and potential exacerbation of neurologic injury. To determine the incidence of hyperthermia (bladder temperature [BT] > or = 38.5 degrees C) after… (More)

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