Moderate hypothermia during aortic arch surgery is associated with reduced risk of early mortality.

@article{Tsai2013ModerateHD,
  title={Moderate hypothermia during aortic arch surgery is associated with reduced risk of early mortality.},
  author={January Y. Tsai and Wei Pan and Scott A Lemaire and Paul V Pisklak and V O Lee and Arthur W. Bracey and Macarthur A. Elayda and Ourania A. Preventza and Matt D. Price and Charles D. Collard and Joseph S. Coselli},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={146 3},
  pages={662-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) during hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) provides cerebral protection during aortic arch surgery. However, the ideal temperature for HCA during ACP remains unknown. Clinical outcomes were compared in patients who underwent moderate (nasopharyngeal temperature, ≥ 20 °C) versus deep (nasopharyngeal temperature, <20 °C) HCA with ACP during aortic arch repair. METHODS By using a prospectively maintained clinical database, we analyzed data… CONTINUE READING