Management of Specific Complications after Congenital Heart Surgery (I)


In addition to the general consequences of surgery and cardiopulmonary by-pass, lesion-specific complications can occur after surgery for congenital heart disease. It is important for the pediatric intensive care specialist to fully understand the preoperative anatomy and the intraoperative details of these patients. This allows a timely and appropriate treatment of general and lesion-specific complications. In this article we provide a list of commonly-performed surgical procedures and possible associated problems to be anticipated in the early postoperative period. Then it follows a discussion about the diagnosis and management of these complications, based on their pathophysiological features.

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Andrés, A. , Miño, C. , Diéguez, E. , Boni, L. and Moreno, J. (2015) Management of Specific Complications after Congenital Heart Surgery (I). Open Journal of Pediatrics, 5, 56-66. doi: 10.4236/ojped.2015.51011.

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