Hypothermia in the Surgical Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms
Looking for a way to repair aneurysms in the thoracic aorta without causing ischemic damage to the spinal cord, DeBakey and
his colleagues experimented with hypothermia. Denver surgeon Henry Swan had used hypothermia successfully for brief open-heart
surgeries since 1953. During the years before heart-lung bypass machines were perfected, DeBakey found that hypothermia could
prevent spinal cord damage during aneurysm surgery.
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1956-05 (May 1956)
Cooley, Denton A.
DeBakey, Michael E.
Periodical: Cooley, Denton A., and Michael E. DeBakey. "Hypothermia in the Surgical Treatment of Aortic Aneurysms." Bulletin de
la Societe Internationale de Chirugie XV, 3 (May 1956): 206-215. Article. 10 Images.
[International Society of Surgery]
Reproduced with permission of the International Society of Surgery.
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Building Baylor College of Medicine and Expanding Surgical Frontiers, 1948-1963
Experimental and Clinical Observations on the Use of Hypothermia to Prevent Ischemic Damage to the Central Nervous System