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Q: why is hypothermia used for an open heart surgery?

Dr. John Callaghan was the first doctor to use hypothermia to perform an open heart surgery?

why did he undergo this method, and how does hypothermia help in performing an open heart surgery?

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4/26/11 5:37pm

Hi Diddlstejs,


You may want to check wikipedia. I know there's a discussion their on the different methods of cardiac surgery.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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