Profound Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest Treated Successfully Using Minimally Invasive Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Case Report


  • Robert Janas
  • Rajwinder Singh Jutley
  • Sean Clinton
  • Pradip K. Sarkar



Background. Hypothermia is defined as a core temperature of less than 35°C. The decision to resuscitate a hypothermic patient can be difficult, as consideration must be given to whether the patient died before the cooling process. The modality for rewarming must also be considered.

Case Report. A severely hypothermic 54-year-old man with a core temperature of 21°C was successfully rewarmed using cardiopulmonary bypass via the femoro-femoral route. The patient made a full neurological recovery.

Conclusion. Cardiopulmonary bypass provides excellent circulatory support for profound hypothermia and allows rapid core rewarming. The femoro-femoral approach is the preferred method for this scenario.


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How to Cite

Janas, R., Jutley, R. S., Clinton, S., & Sarkar, P. K. (2006). Profound Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest Treated Successfully Using Minimally Invasive Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Case Report. The Heart Surgery Forum, 9(2), E601-E603.