2001
DOI: 10.1053/scva.2001.21559 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Aortic coarctation is a congenital narrowing of the descend ing thoracic aorta at or near the connection of the ductus arteriosus. It is the sixth most common congenital heart disease in the pediatric age group and constitutes 8% of congenital heart anomalies. Delivering anesthesia care to children undergoing coarctation repair is challenging be cause the anesthetist and the surgeon do not have the immediate safety net provided by cardiopulmonary bypass. Once the aorta is cross-clamped and the repair begins, t… Show more

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