An atypical case of successful resuscitation of an accidental profound hypothermia patient, occurring in a temperate climate

Coleman, E.; Doddakula, K.; Meeke, R.; Marshall, C.; Jahangir, S.; Hinchion, J.
March 2010
Perfusion;Mar2010, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p103
Academic Journal
Cases of accidental profound hypothermia occur most frequently in cold, northern climates. We describe an atypical case, occurring in a temperate climate, where a hypothermic cardiac-arrested patient was successfully resuscitated using extracorporeal circulation (ECC).


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