Noncardiac surgery in the patient with congenital heart disease.


The patient with congenital heart disease who presents for noncardiac surgery requires careful evaluation and planning to avoid adverse perioperative events. This chapter presents a physiological approach to the management of anesthesia for the most common congenital heart lesions. The various congenital heart defects are categorized into lesions resulting in: (1) left-to-right shunting; (2) right-to-left shunting; (3) complete mixing of pulmonary and systemic circulation; (4) complete separation of the pulmonary and systemic circulations; (5) increased myocardial work; and (6) mechanical obstruction of the airway.

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@article{Haselby1992NoncardiacSI, title={Noncardiac surgery in the patient with congenital heart disease.}, author={Kenneth Haselby and S . Srinivasa Moorthy}, journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery}, year={1992}, volume={1 1}, pages={65-73} }