Guidelines for evaluation and management of common congenital cardiac problems in infants, children, and adolescents. A statement for healthcare professionals from the Committee on Congenital Cardiac Defects of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association.

@article{Driscoll1994GuidelinesFE,
  title={Guidelines for evaluation and management of common congenital cardiac problems in infants, children, and adolescents. A statement for healthcare professionals from the Committee on Congenital Cardiac Defects of the Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young, American Heart Association.},
  author={D Driscoll and H D Allen and D L Atkins and J Brenner and Ann Dunnigan and W Franklin and H P Gutgesell and P A Herndon and Robert E. Shaddy and Kathryn A. Taubert},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1994},
  volume={90 4},
  pages={2180-8}
}
Appropriate use of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques is important to ensure optimum and efficient treatment of patients in a costeffective manner. Ideally, guidelines for appropriate, cost-effective care of patients should be based on outcome studies of management strategies. In the absence of reliable outcome studies, the conventional wisdom of experienced pediatric cardiologists can be used to develop guidelines. However, such guidelines must be subjected to review when outcome studies… CONTINUE READING