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New knowledge on effect of hypothermia on heart functioning.


Application of craniocerebral hypothermia in clinical practice requires thorough investigation of the activities of the organism systems under these conditions. The authors have studied the dynamics of changes in the electrophysiological indices of the rat heart during craniocerebral hypothermia down to the rectal temperature of 28 deg C and subsequent warming. They found that the proposed method of cooling reduces heart rate due to prolongation of the time of propagation and heart contraction, as well as of the myocardium diastole duration.

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  • Original title: New knowledge on effect of hypothermia on heart functioning.
  • Record ID : 1996-1206
  • Languages: English
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
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