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In 47 dogs under hypothermia, ventricular fibrillation, cardiac arrest, and resuscitation were successfully accomplished by using various solutions of potassium chloride, sodium lactate, and Ringer's lactate. Although further investigation should be done, this technique may offer an opportunity for useful surgery in the motionless heart, without the danger of air embolism.
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☆Read at the tenth annual meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Chicago, Ill., June 10, 1956.
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