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Son had surgery for coarctation aorta, brain was cooled to 25 degrees, are there any possible long term side effects associated with the brain cooling?

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Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Long term issues are incompletely understood.
There are fewer long term problems with deep hypothermia vs regular circulatory arrest. But both sets of patients have some behavioral and cognitive issues. Please discuss specific issues with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Long term issues are incompletely understood.
There are fewer long term problems with deep hypothermia vs regular circulatory arrest. But both sets of patients have some behavioral and cognitive issues. Please discuss specific issues with your doctor.
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
Dr. Sarosh Batlivala
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

I don't think so.

In brief: No

I don't think so.
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: See below

Actually the brain was cooled in order to protect it while its blood flow was interrupted.
There should be no long term effects from the cooling.

In brief: See below

Actually the brain was cooled in order to protect it while its blood flow was interrupted.
There should be no long term effects from the cooling.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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