Pediatric postoperative cardiac care.


Journal Article (Review)

Postoperative care of cardiac patients requires a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to critically ill patients with cardiac disease whose care requires a clear understanding of cardiovascular physiology. When a patient fails to progress along the projected course or decompensates acutely, prompt evaluation with bedside assessment, laboratory evaluation, and echocardiography is essential. When things do not add up, cardiac catheterization must be seriously considered. With continued advancements in the field of neonatal and pediatric postoperative cardiac care, continued improvements in overall outcomes for this specialized population are anticipated.

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Cited Authors

  • Ofori-Amanfo, G; Cheifetz, IM

Published Date

  • April 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 185 - 202

PubMed ID

  • 23537671

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23537671

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-8232

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0704

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccc.2013.01.003


  • eng