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Cerebral ischemia: deep hypothermia

Used in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, neurosurgery. Temperature reduced to 15-22 degrees C, after which circulation is stopped. Note that because you cannot actually measure brain temperature, full flow CPB is maintained 20-30 minutes after reaching 15-22C, to ensure adequate cerebral cooling.


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