Who says hypothermia is bad? Well, its actually bad but some doctors in Boston are using hypothermia to buy more time to conduct much needed surgeries to trauma patients.
A new medical technique which chills the body of a trauma patient thus giving more time to doctors to conduct a surgical operation is now being developed by researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and the Harvard Medical School.
According to researchers, inducing extreme hypothermia to the patient’s body to shut it down during the operation adds to the patient’s chance of survival. The procedure also includes connecting a pump to the major blood vessels surrounding the heart to remove the warm blood and replace it with cold saline solution. This cools the patient’s body to as low as 10 degrees Celsius.