Chloral hydrate sedation for pediatric echocardiography: physiologic responses, adverse events, and risk factors.

@article{Heistein2006ChloralHS,
  title={Chloral hydrate sedation for pediatric echocardiography: physiologic responses, adverse events, and risk factors.},
  author={Lisa C. Heistein and Claudio Ramaciotti and William A. Scott and Melanie Coursey and Paul W Sheeran and Matthew S. Lemler},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 3},
  pages={
          e434-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The physiologic responses to chloral hydrate sedation in the setting of a pediatric echocardiography laboratory have not been well documented; neither has the population at risk been identified adequately. The purpose of this study was to describe the physiologic responses to chloral hydrate sedation, to report the occurrence of adverse events, and to identify any risk factors that predicted these adverse events in children who underwent sedation for echocardiography at our… CONTINUE READING

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