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Mechanical support availability in pediatric cardiac surgery: program size should not matter

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da Cruz, Eduardo M.
Sierra, Jorge
Tissot, Cécile
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Published in International journal of cardiology. 2008, vol. 129, no. 2, p. 282-4
Abstract Intractable heart failure may require Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) techniques for rescue therapy. Nevertheless, in many small to middle-sized centers in Europe, this valuable resource is not available. In our University pediatric intensive care unit 0.9% of 1360 open-heart surgical patients required mechanical assistance over the latest 9 years with a survival rate of 69.2% and low residual morbidity. This favorable overall outcome suggests that regardless of the program size, it is possible to ensure the availability of efficient mechanical assistance that appears to be fundamental in a center performing surgery for complex congenital or acquired cardiac diseases.
Keywords AdolescentCardiac OutputCardiac Surgical Procedures/methodsCardiovascular Diseases/prevention & controlChildChild, PreschoolExtracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/methodsFemaleHeart Failure/prevention & controlHeart-Assist DevicesHumansInfantMale
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PMID: 17689727
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Research groups Chirurgie cardio-vasculaire (105)
L'hypertension pulmonaire (pédiatrie) (228)
Maladies pulmonaires aigues et pathologies cardiaques congénitales (697)
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DA CRUZ, Eduardo M. et al. Mechanical support availability in pediatric cardiac surgery: program size should not matter. In: International journal of cardiology, 2008, vol. 129, n° 2, p. 282-4. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:2526

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