Standardized management improves outcomes after the Norwood procedure.

  title={Standardized management improves outcomes after the Norwood procedure.},
  author={Chandra Srinivasan and Ritu Sachdeva and William Robert Morrow and Jeff M Gossett and Carl W Chipman and Michiaki Imamura and Robert D B Jaquiss},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  volume={4 5},
BACKGROUND In the past decade, many advances in the care of patients undergoing the Norwood procedure (NP) have been reported, but management remains nonstandardized at many institutions. We studied the impact of a standardized management protocol for neonates undergoing NP. METHODS Care of NP patients has been protocol-driven at our institution since 2005, with routine use of regional low flow perfusion; near infrared spectroscopy; phenoxybenzamine with cardiopulmonary bypass; delayed… CONTINUE READING
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