Learn About Gordon's Story
When heart surgery is needed, the Sands-Constellation Heart Institute at Rochester General Hospital is equipped with the latest technology and some of the most skilled cardiac surgeons in the country.
Gordon, 61, suffered his cardiac arrest at work last June and was rushed unconscious to Unity. Doctors restarted his heart, but he remained unresponsive. Physicians could not operate until his heart’s rhythm was stabilized. In order to limit damage to his brain, Cameron Hall, MD, made the decision to deliberately reduce Gordon’s core body temperature to around 90 degrees through therapeutic hypothermia.