Complications of prophylactic and therapeutic hypothermia in patients with intracranial aneurismatic hemorrhages
The article discusses the possible complications of preventive and therapeutic hypothermia in patients with intracranial aneurismatic hemorrhages. We examined 75 patients with provided hypothermia to prevent and / or treat the secondary cerebral ischemia, which develops due to vasospasm, cerebral edema or mechanical intraoperative complications. The main complications of hypothermia are: hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, bradycardia, arrhythmia, hemoconcentration and thrombocytopenia. The incidence rate of complications was shown and methods of prevention and treatment were developed. Optimal timing of hypothermia depending on the severity of complications was defined.