Yan TD, Bannon PG, Bavaria J, Coselli JS, Elefteriades JA, Griepp RB, Hughes GC, Lemaire SA, Kazui T, Kouchoukos NT, Misfeld M, Mohr FW, Oo A, Svensson LG, Tian DH

Ann Cardiothorac Surg 2013 Mar;2(2):163-8

PMID: 23977577

Abstract

Considered a standard part of aortic arch surgery, hypothermia can sufficiently reduce cerebral metabolic demand to permit reasonable periods of circulatory arrest. Yet despite its ubiquitous application and critical importance, temperature classification in hypothermic circulatory arrest is still without clear definition. The following Consensus from experts in high-volume aortic institutions defines ‘profound’, ‘deep’, ‘moderate’, and ‘mild’ hypothermia and recommends standardized monitoring sites, so as to facilitate more consistent reporting and robust analysis.