True about stone heart syndrome?
A. Global ischemic contracture of the heart
B. Was more frequent in the early era of cardiopulmonary bypass
C. Moderate hypothermia is useful in prevention
D. All of the above
Correct answer: D. All of the above
Global ischemic contracture of the heart resulting in a firm myocardium and loss of intracavitary volume is termed stone heart syndrome. It was described in the early years of open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass. Read more on Stone heart syndrome