Baby heart transplant recipient, pre-op, resting in ice basin


Title:
Baby heart transplant recipient, pre-op, resting in ice basin
Description:
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.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
6 December 1967
Creator:
Friedman, Harold (Harold Friedman) and Martin, Dennis (Dennis Martin)
Right Type:
Rights Could Not Be Determined - Release
Right Statement:
Courtesy of Adrian Kantrowitz.
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Subject:
Heart Transplantation and Infant
Profiles in Science ID:
GNBBFF
NLM ID:
101584941X64
Genre:
Slides (photographs)
Format:
Still Image