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Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest 

Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest

J Gothard

and A Kelleher

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date: 02 August 2021

Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) 274

Cerebral metabolism and hypothermia 276

Management of DHCA 278

Outcome 284

Further reading 285

Hypothermia is used extensively in cardiac surgery to protect organs such as the heart and brain during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Deep, or profound, hypothermia (15–20°C) allows complete cessation of the circulation to the body for a variable length of time. The combination of deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest is used to facilitate surgery when it is difficult or even impossible to use conventional CPB....

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