Effect of Hypothermia in Irreversible Hemorrhagic Shock
Irreversible hemorrhagic shock was studied in normothermic dogs and in dogs subjected to hypothermia at three different periods following the onset of the hemorrhage. A significant prolongation of life was observed in the hypothermia dogs, the increase in survival time being greatest in those dogs cooled early in the shock sequence. The temperature, pulse, respiration, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, rate of uptake of blood from a blood reservoir and autopsy findings in the two groups were noted.
- Received April 27, 1956.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.