Innovations In Cardiovascular NursingThe Effects of Hypothermia on Coronary Artery Bypass Graft SurgeryNemec, Laurrie D. RN, ASN; DiLucente, Michele R. RN, ANDAuthor Information Staff Nurse, West Penn Allegheny Health System, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Nemec) (DiLucente) Laurie D. Nemec acknowledges Dr Rodney Landreneau for his assistance in manuscript development and journal research, and the perfusionist at Allegheny General Hospital for information regarding the cardiopulmonary bypass machine. Michele R. DiLucente acknowledges Dr James Mcgovern for his assistance and guidance. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly: May 2000 - Volume 23 - Issue 1 - p 72-80 Buy Abstract This article will discuss how induced hypothermia affects the patient undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Nursing interventions differ greatly for cardiac procedures done on cardiopulmonary bypass versus off-bypass procedures, such as “keyhole.” Induced hypothermia, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardioplegia, and various delivery techniques of cardioplegia, and postoperative hypothermia will be discussed. Copyright © 2000 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.