The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Bypass - Temperature Management During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Richard Engelman, Robert A. Baker, Donald S. Likosky, Alina Grigore, Timothy A. Dickinson, Linda Shore-Lesserson, John W. Hammon

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

In order to improve our understanding of the evidence-based literature supporting temperature management during adult cardiopulmonary bypass, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiology and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology tasked the authors to conduct a review of the peer-reviewed literature, including: 1) optimal site for temperature monitoring, 2) avoidance of hyperthermia, 3) peak cooling temperature gradient and cooling rate, and 4) peak warming temperature gradient and rewarming rate. Authors adopted the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association method for development clinical practice guidelines, and arrived at the following recommendations:Class I RecommendationsThe oxygenator arterial outlet blood temperature is recommended to be utilized as a surrogate for cerebral temperature measurement during CPB. (Class I, Level C)To monitor cerebral perfusate temperature during warming, it should be assumed that the oxygenator arterial outlet blood temperature under-estimates cerebral perfusate temperature. (Class I, Level C)Surgical teams should limit arterial outlet blood temperature to <37°C to avoid cerebral hyperthermia. (Class 1, Level C)Temperature gradients between the arterial outlet and venous inflow on the oxygenator during CPB cooling should not exceed 10°C to avoid generation of gaseous emboli. (Class 1, Level C)Temperature gradients between the arterial outlet and venous inflow on the oxygenator during CPB rewarming should not exceed 10°C to avoid outgassing when blood is returned to the patient. (Class 1, Level C)Class IIa RecommendationsPulmonary artery or nasopharyngeal temperature recording is reasonable for weaning and immediate post-bypass temperature measurement. (Class IIa, Level C)Rewarming when arterial blood outlet temperature ≥30°C:To achieve the desired temperature for separation from bypass, it is reasonable to maintain a temperature gradient between arterial outlet temperature and the venous inflow of ≤4°C. (Class IIa, Level B)To achieve the desired temperature for separation from bypass, it is reasonable to maintain a rewarming rate ≤0.5°C/min. (Class IIa, Level B)Rewarming when arterial blood outlet temperature <30°C: To achieve the desired temperature for separation from bypass, it is reasonable to maintain a maximal gradient of 10°C between arterial outlet temperature and venous inflow. (Class IIa, Level C) No Recommendation No recommendation for a guideline is provided concerning optimal temperature for weaning from CPB due to insufficient published evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)748-757
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

Keywords

  • temperature management
  • adult cardiopulmonary bypass
  • hyperthermia

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and The American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Bypass - Temperature Management During Cardiopulmonary Bypass'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this