Postoperative complications and association with outcomes in pediatric cardiac surgery.

@article{Agarwal2014PostoperativeCA,
  title={Postoperative complications and association with outcomes in pediatric cardiac surgery.},
  author={Hemant Shyam Agarwal and Karen B Wolfram and Benjamin R Saville and Brian S. Donahue and David P V Bichell},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={148 2},
  pages={609-16.e1}
}
OBJECTIVE Our primary aim was to study postoperative complications in pediatric cardiac surgery patients and their association with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) use. The secondary aim was to evaluate the association of postoperative complications with established outcome measures. METHODS A single-institution retrospective observational study was undertaken of consecutive pediatric cardiac surgery patients during a 1-year period. Five cardiac and 15 extracardiac complications were studied… CONTINUE READING