Regional hypothermia with epidural cooling for prevention of spinal cord ischemic complications after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery
JH Black, JK Davison, RP Cambria
Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 2003
Harvard Medical School has employed regional hypothermia by epidural cooling to ameliorate SCI during TAA repair in over 300 patients. According to Harvard Medical School, hypothermia is known to reduce oxygen requirements in central nervous tissue and has been successfully applied in the arena of central cardioaortic surgery.