Alfentanil in infants and children with congenital heart defects.


The use of an alfentanil infusion as a supplement to a nitrous oxide-halothane anesthetic and the pharmacokinetics of alfentanil were evaluated in infants and children undergoing surgery for correction of congenital heart defects. Eleven patients, six infants and five children, were studied. Anesthesia was induced with nitrous oxide-halothane and… (More)