Temperature Monitoring And Rewarming Phase

Hypothermia is the most powerful neuroprotective agent known to date. However, there is less room for error during hyperthermia. Even short periods of brain temperature over 40-41°C may result in brain injury particularly in brains subjected to previous ischemic insult. Therefore, it is important to limit the rate of systemic rewarming in order to avoid cerebral hyperthermia. A technical point one must remember is that blood temperature may exceed the measured nasopharyngeal temperature by as much as 3°C during this phase.

0 0

Post a comment