deep hypothermic circulatory arrest


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deep hypothermic circulatory arrest

Abbreviation: DHCA
The induction of profoundly low body temperatures, e.g. 20°C (68°F), during surgery to reduce the impact of low organ perfusion and ischemic damage.
See also: arrest
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For example, it remains unclear what length of time is safe for deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.
Aadhi is the fifth patient in the world to survive such a surgery where doctors use a deep hypothermic circulatory arrest to reduce the body temperature to 15 degrees C.
Background: Antegrade selective cerebral perfusion (ASCP) is regarded to perform cerebral protection during the thoracic aorta surgery as an adjunctive technique to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA).