Strategies for repair of congenital heart defects in infants without the use of blood.

@article{Son1995StrategiesFR,
  title={Strategies for repair of congenital heart defects in infants without the use of blood.},
  author={J A van Son and Hagop Hovaguimian and Ivatury Mrityunjaya Rao and Guangjian He and G A Meiling and David H. King and Albert Starr},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={59 2},
  pages={
          384-8
        }
}
Eleven infants and children with a body weight of less than 10 kg (median weight, 6.8 kg) whose parents were Jehovah's Witnesses underwent repair (n = 10) or palliation (n = 1) of congenital heart defects without the use of blood products and with (n = 9) or without (n = 2) cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). In 1 neonate (weight, 3.2 kg) with critical aortic stenosis, moderate hypothermia and a 3.5-minute period of inflow occlusion and circulatory arrest allowed an aortic valvotomy; in another… CONTINUE READING

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