Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care

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A distinguished list of contributors from some of the major international centers covers this specialty like never before. With recent advances in ultrasound technology and pharmacology the expertise required to care for a critically ill child with heart disease takes an integrated approach with a multidisciplinary team and central focus. This resource provides comprehensive discussions of pertinent cardiac issues in the ICU setting with emphasis on perioperative care.Intermittent or continuous epidural morphine also provides effective pain relief after congenital heart surgery, with lower total opioid requirements ... Its opioid effects last for 30 to 45 minutes, although respiratory depression can last considerably longer. ... Fentanyl at a dose of 25 ug/kg in conjunction with a small dose of pancuronium 0.015 mg/kg has been demonstrated to suppress this response (10).

Title:Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
Author:Anthony C. Chang
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 1998


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