The Adrian Kantrowitz Papers
- [Baby heart transplant recipient, pre-op, resting in ice basin]
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- Taken during the first U.S. heart transplant at the Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York.
- Because it was then difficult to use heart-lung bypass machines with very small patients, Kantrowitz used controlled hypothermia--lowering
the body temperature well below normal--to slow the metabolism and circulation, thus avoiding tissue and brain damage during
the operation. Anesthetized patients were gradually cooled down in ice water prior to the operation, then gradually warmed
back to normal afterward.
- Number of Image Pages:
- 1 (323,026 Bytes)
- 1967-12-06 (December 6, 1967)
- [Friedman, Harold]
- [Martin, Dennis]
- Courtesy of Adrian Kantrowitz.
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- Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
- Heart Transplantation
- Exhibit Category:
- Replacing Hearts: Left Ventricle Assist Devices and Transplants, 1960-1970
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- Document Type:
- Slides (photographs)
- Physical Condition:
- Folder: Slides 1-120, 1967 Dec 6
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