Anaesthesia and postoperative care of children and neonates undergoing cardiac surgery, including transplantation

  • J. Neidecker
Part of the Topics in Anaesthesia and Critical Care book series (TIACC)


Despite prenatal diagnosis, the incidence, of congenital heart diseases remains between 5.5 to 8.6 per 1000 livebirths [1]. It is stable over the years. This overall rate encompasses a large combination of diseases which are not equally severe. Looking to critical congenital heart diseases requiring intervention in infancy, the reported number is rather constant: 3.5% [1].


Nitric Oxide Pulmonary Hypertension Congenital Heart Disease Cardiopulmonary Bypass Pulmonary Artery Pressure 


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