Ann Thorac Surg 1980;30:95-96
© 1980 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
A Thumbtack Type of Needle Thermistor for Myocardial Protection
Tomio Abe, M.D.*,
Sakuzo Komatsu, M.D.
From the Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Sapporo Medical School, Sapporo, Japan
Accepted for publication August 20, 1979.
* Address reprint requests to Dr. Abe, Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Sapporo Medical School, Sapporo, Japan 060
The most important and effective factor for myocardial protection during cardiac operation is to keep the myocardium at as low a temperature as possible. The ideal temperature is around 15°C. A thumbtack type of needle thermistor has been developed and used clinically and experimentally during myocardial protection. This type of needle thermistor has several definite advantages.
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