The postoperative cardiac patient

William Tsai, Bruce L. Klein

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The number of children surviving medical management and surgical repair of congenital heart lesions has steadily increased. Children with complex heart defects are therefore seen with increasing frequency in emergency departments. This article reviews the epidemiology of congenital heart disease, some common types of surgical repair, and a few postoperative complications and their management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-221
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac surgery
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Postoperative complications
  • Postpericardiotomy syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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