Relation of milrinone after surgery for congenital heart disease to significant postoperative tachyarrhythmias.

@article{Smith2011RelationOM,
  title={Relation of milrinone after surgery for congenital heart disease to significant postoperative tachyarrhythmias.},
  author={Andrew Henry Smith and Jill P Owen and Kristie Y Borgman and Frank A. Fish and Prince J. Kannankeril},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={108 11},
  pages={1620-4}
}
Milrinone reduces the risk of low cardiac output syndrome for some pediatric patients after congenital heart surgery. Data from adults undergoing cardiac surgery suggest an association between milrinone and an increased risk of postoperative arrhythmias. We tested the hypothesis that milrinone is an independent risk factor for tachyarrhythmias after congenital heart surgery. Subjects undergoing congenital heart surgery at our institution were consecutively enrolled for 38 months, through… CONTINUE READING

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