DOI: 10.1053/scva.2001.21566 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: The use of regional anesthesia in combination with general anesthesia for children undergoing cardiac surgery is the subject of a growing number of publications and presentations. Benefits of regional anesthesia in patients having cardiac surgery include attenuation of the neuroendocrine response to surgical stress, improved postoperative pulmonary function, enhanced cardiovascular stability, and improved postoperative analgesia. To the extent that regional anesthesia facilitates early tracheal extubation in c… Show more

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