Ann Thorac Surg 1978;25:351-353
© 1978 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
A Simple Method of Cold Coronary Perfusion
Hillel Laks, M.D.*,
Hendrick B. Barner, M.D.,
George C. Kaiser, M.D.
St. Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO.
Accepted for publication August 12, 1977.
* Address reprint requests to Dr. Laks, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06510
Hypothermic coronary perfusion lengthens the safe duration of anoxic arrest. Intermittent selective hypothermic coronary perfusion provides extended myocardial protection. We describe a method of achieving profound myocardial hypothermia by selective deep hypothermic coronary perfusion using a cooling coil without a separate pump head.
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