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Three societies issue recommendations on temperature management during adult cardiopulmonary bypass surgery

August 4, 2015

New clinical practice guidelines released jointly by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology provide recommendations on temperature management during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery, such as the best site for temperature monitoring and how to avoid hyperthermia.

“Numerous strategies are currently invoked by perfusion teams to manage the requirements of cooling, temperature maintenance and rewarming patients during cardiac surgical procedures. To date, there have been very few evidence-based recommendations for the conduct of temperature management during perfusion,” Richard Engelman, MD, from the department of surgery at Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, Springfield, Massachusetts, and colleagues wrote in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

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August 4, 2015
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AHA: Social factors could reverse trend of declining US deaths from heart disease, stroke

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