Perioperative monitoring in high-risk infants after stage 1 palliation of univentricular congenital heart disease.

@article{Ghanayem2010PerioperativeMI,
  title={Perioperative monitoring in high-risk infants after stage 1 palliation of univentricular congenital heart disease.},
  author={Nancy S. Ghanayem and George M. Hoffman and Kathleen A. Mussatto and Michele A. Frommelt and Joseph R. Cava and Michael E. Mitchell and James S T Tweddell},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={140 4},
  pages={857-63}
}
OBJECTIVE Survival of high-risk patients with univentricular heart disease after Norwood palliation is reduced. We hypothesized that early goal-directed monitoring with venous oximetry and near-infrared spectroscopy would offset their increased vulnerability and improve survival. METHODS A prospective database of patients undergoing stage 1 palliation was used to assess differences in outcomes across risk groups in the setting of a comprehensive, goal-directed monitoring program. High-risk… CONTINUE READING

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