Side effects of mild hypothermia

J Neurosurg Anesthesiol. 1995 Apr;7(2):139-47. doi: 10.1097/00008506-199504000-00021.


Mild hypothermia is increasingly touted as a low risk clinical measure in brain protection. This article reviews potential adverse effects of mild hypothermia by organ system and suggests a risk assessment framework for clinical decision making.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Blood Coagulation
  • Body Temperature
  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Decision Making
  • Heart / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia, Induced / adverse effects*
  • Lung / physiopathology
  • Metabolism
  • Risk Factors