Pediatric Postoperative Cardiac Care

George Ofori-Amanfo, Ira M. Cheifetz

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Abstract

Postoperative care of cardiac patients requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to critically ill patients with cardiac disease whose care requires a clear understanding of cardiovascular physiology. When a patient fails to progress along the projected course or decompensates acutely, prompt evaluation with bedside assessment, laboratory evaluation, and echocardiography is essential. When things do not add up, cardiac catheterization must be seriously considered. With continued advancements in the field of neonatal and pediatric postoperative cardiac care, continued improvements in overall outcomes for this specialized population are anticipated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-202
Number of pages18
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Cardiac output
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Left ventricle
  • Neonatal
  • Pediatric
  • Right ventricle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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