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The Cryonics Institutes 182nd Patient

by System Administrator / Tuesday, 7 January 2020 /


Cryonics Institute Case Report for Patient Number 182
CI patient #182 was a 88 year old female from Idaho. The patient was a CI member at the time of her death.  The next of kin brought the patient to Michigan before death to be put under care hospice care locally. CI staff met with the patient and her next of kin 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 in a local apartment under hospice care at 5:20 pm on November 6, 2019. The next of kin immediately cooled the patient’s head and shoulder area with small bags of ice carefully placed around her head. CI staff arrived at the home and added more ice to the patient to facilitate further cooling. After the hospice staff released her, the patient was then quickly transferred to the CI facility while covered in ice. 
Upon the patient’s arrival at the CI facility, she was transferred to the operating table in the perfusion room and was immediately covered with more ice. The nasal temperature upon her arrival was 17.3c, though it quickly came down as cold water was circulated around the patient.
Sara Walsh and Hillary Martenson performed the perfusion.  The perfusion was completed at 9:30pm.  During the perfusion there were 2 liters of 10% Eg solution and 2 liters of 30% Eg solution used, and 37.5 liters of 70% VM1 solution used.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the right jugular vein was 1.4210.  The final refractive index of the effluents exiting the left jugular vein was 1.4212. The average perfusion pressure was held at 125mm and metal cannulas were used.  Flow rate started at 1.79 liters per minute and was reduced to 1.22 liters per minute by the end of the perfusion. The nasal temperature was -4.7c 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 five days and 12 hours.  The patient was then placed in a cryostat for long-term cryonic storage.