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The Cryonics Institutes 166th Patient

Sunday, 8 April 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 166

 

CI patient #166 was a 92 year old female from Toronto.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died in the hospital and was pronounced at 8:58 pm on March 26, 2018. After pronouncement took place, bags of ice were applied to the patient’s head and neck by the contracted local standby personnel. The hospital would not allow any further standby procedures to be performed at the hospital. The family made arrangements ahead of time with a local funeral home, which came to take the patient to their funeral home for further cool down with ice. The standby personnel were able to administer Heparin, Sodium Citrate, and Maalox upon the patient’s arrival at the funeral home. The patient remained in ice and refrigeration while the necessary paperwork for the transportation was obtained. 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility at 4:20 pm on March 28th, approximately 43 hours after death.  She was in a Ziegler case with a generous amount of ice. The nasal temperature upon her arrival was 3.3c. 

 

Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion. During the perfusion there were 3 liters of 10% Eg solution and 3 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 16 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4138.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4060. The average perfusion pressure was held at 105mm and metal cannulas were used. Flow rate started at 1.35 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.59 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was 1.7c at the end of the perfusion. 

 

The Cryonics Institutes 165th Patient

Friday, 23 March 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 165

 

CI patient #165 was a 59 year old female from Maryland.  The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.

 

The patient died at home, under hospice care, and was pronounced at 1:45 am on March 14, 2018. After pronouncement took place, her son and husband transferred her into a body bag and began the cool down with ice. They were well prepared with the basic standby kit and Zeigler case that they purchased from CI. An EMT assisted them in carrying her to the Ziegler case, which also serves as a portable ice bath, where they administered Heparin and Maalox, performed chest compressions, and covered her entire body with ice. The funeral home chosen by the family came prepared with extra ice to compensate for ice used up during the initial cool down. They then transferred her to the funeral home and worked quickly to obtain the paperwork needed for her transportation. 

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility at 10:30 pm, approximately 21 hours after death.  The patient was in the Ziegler case with a generous amount of ice and the Ziegler case was well insulated with both polystyrene insulation and fiberglass wool insulation. The nasal temperature upon her arrival was -1.2c, though there were no signs of surface freezing.  

 

Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 12:20 am.  During the perfusion there were 3 liters of 10% Eg solution and 6 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 25 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4216.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4216. The average perfusion pressure was held at 115mm and metal cannulas were used. Flow rate started at 1.69 liters per minute and was reduced to 1.46 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -9c at the end of the perfusion. 

 

There were no blood clots noted during the perfusion and there was good flow from both of the jugular veins. The entire body was perfused and dehydration along with bronzing of the skin was visible through the trunk, as well as in the arms and legs. Significant dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin. No edema was noted in the patient’s body or head, nor was any edema noted in the brain when observed through the burr hole in the patient’s skull. The perfusion of both the head and body was very successful. It was evident that the knowledge and effort put into the standby and stabilization done by the son and husband played a big role in the success of the perfusion. 

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was five days and 11 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage. 

The Cryonics Institutes 164th Patient

Friday, 23 March 2018 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 164

 

CI patient #164 was a 58 year old male from Michigan.  The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.  CI staff met with the patient and his family in the weeks leading up to the cryopreservation of the patient, in order to make sure they were as well prepared as they could possibly be.

 

The patient died at home under hospice care at 10:30 pm on March 13, 2018. After the patient was pronounced, the family immediately cooled his head with small bags of ice carefully placed around his head.   Heparin was injected and chest compressions were performed for five minutes. CI staff arrived at the home and added more ice to the patient to facilitate further cooling. The patient was then quickly transferred to the CI facility.  

 

Upon the patient’s arrival at the CI facility, he was transferred to the operating table in the perfusion room and was immediately covered with more ice. Cold water was circulated over the patient’s head to facilitate further and faster cooling.  The nasal temperature upon his arrival was 26.3c, though it quickly came down as the cold water was circulated over his head.  

 

Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 2:15am.  During the perfusion there were 8 liters of 10% Eg solution and 8 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 65 liters of 70% VM1 solutions used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4230.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4229. The average perfusion pressure was held at 115mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 2.8 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.99 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -14.5c at the end of the perfusion. 

 

There were no blood clots noted during the perfusion and there was good flow from both of the jugular veins. The entire body was perfused and dehydration and bronzing of the skin was visible through the trunk and on all extremities. Significant dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin. No edema or swelling was noted. The perfusion of both the head and body was very successful. 

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human vitrification program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was six days and 9 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage. 

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