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Case Reports from October 2021

The Cryonics Institutes 217th Patient

Monday, 25 October 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 217

 

CI patient #217 was an 88 year old male from Minnesota. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 

 

The patient died at a nursing home under hospice care at approximately 2 pm on October 17th, 2021.  The Cryonics support group from Minnesota was on standby and administered heparin and sodium citrate.  They packed the patient in ice and did chest compressions for a couple hours.  More details on the standby will be made available as we receive them.  The patient was taken to a funeral home and more ice was added.  The funeral home made arrangements to fly the patient to CI, while keeping him packed in ice.  The patient arrived at the CI facility on the 18th of October at 7pm. 

 

Upon the patient’s arrival at the CI facility, he was transferred to the operating table in the perfusion room. The nasal temperature upon his arrival was -.1c.

 

The head was perfused, but the body was not perfused. The perfusion was completed at 8:45pm.  During the perfusion there were 1 liter of 10% Eg solution and 2.5 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 18 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4162.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4209. The average perfusion pressure was held at 115mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 0.4 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.34 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -1.4c at the end of the perfusion.

 

There were no blood clots noted during the perfusion.   There was good flow from the right jugular vein and very little flow from the left jugular vein. Significant dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin.  There was some edema in the neck at the end 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 216th Patient

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 216

 

CI patient #216 was an 84 year old male from Nevada. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death.  The patient was taken to the hospital on October 1, 2021.

 

The patient died shortly after being admitted to the hospital.  Because of problems with the airlines, the patient was not able to be transported to CI until October 6th.  The patient was kept at a funeral home in Nevada during that time.  Once the details for transit were in place, the patient was transported to Detroit Metro Airport, where he was picked up and brought to the facility.  The patient arrived at our facility on October 6, 2021 around 2pm.  The patient was held in dry ice for two additional days to insure he was at dry ice temperature.

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling chamber to cool to liquid nitrogen temperature.  The human dry ice program was selected and the time needed to cool the patient to liquid nitrogen temperature was 25 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.

The Cryonics Institutes 215th Patient

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 215

 

CI patient #215 was a 92 year old male from Florida. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 

 

The patient died in the hospital at approximately 7 pm on October 4th, 2021. The hospital staff injected Heparin and performed chest compressions.  They packed the patient’s head in ice.  A cooperating funeral director removed the patient from the hospital and arranged for transportation of the patient to Michigan.

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility on October 5th, 2021 at 3:40pm.  The perfusion was started at 4:02pm.  The perfusion was completed at 4:57pm.  During the perfusion there were 3 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 18 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  Only the patient’s head was perfused.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4196.  It was not possible to get samples from the left jugular as tere was no flow from it.  The average perfusion pressure was held at 121mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at .45 liters per minute and remained at .45 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -2.5c at the end of the perfusion.

 

There was edema noted in the head and face.  The perfusion was ended before the refractive index of 1.42 could be reached due to the edema.

 

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 214th Patient

Tuesday, 12 October 2021 by System Administrator

Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 214

 

CI patient #214 was a 78 year old male from Colorado. The patient was a CI member at the time of his death. 

 

The patient died at home under hospice care at approximately 1:33 pm on October 2, 2021.   Immediately upon pronouncement of legal death, the patient was placed in a portable ice bath.  50,000 units of heparin and 100ml 20% w/v sodium citrate were administered intravenously.  Malox was administered into the stomach through a Combi Tube.  Chest compressions were performed for approximately an hour.  The local funeral director quickly obtained a transit permit.  A private jet was hired in advance to fly the patient to Michigan.  The patient remained in the portable ice bath during the flight to Michigan and during transit from the airport to the CI facility.

 

The patient arrived at the CI facility at 9:25pm.  The nasal temperature upon his arrival was 1.7.

 

The perfusion started at 10:08pm.  The head and body were perfused simultaneously, using four metal canula.  The perfusion was completed at 11:20pm.  During the perfusion there were 1.5 liters of 10% Eg solution and 3.5 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 45 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4249.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4162. The average perfusion pressure was held at 116mm.  Flow rate started at .77 liters per minute and was reduced to 0.76 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -10.1c 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. Significant dehydration of the head and face was noted along with a bronzing of the skin and no swelling. There was no distention of the abdomen.  Dehydration and bronzing of the skin was visible through the trunk and on all extremities though to a lesser degree than the body. The perfusion to both the head and body was successful.

 

The patient was then transferred to the computer controlled cooling unit 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.

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