The Child With Congenital Heart Disease for Noncardiac Surgery

  • Ingrid Hollinger


A 10-month-old child was brought by his mother to the day surgery unit for bilateral removal of supernumerary digits.

The family had recently relocated from central Europe, and the history was sparse. However, pregnancy and delivery had been normal Birth weight was 6lb. The child had reached developmental milestones rather slowly. He could sit up but required some support. His mother noted that he had had several respiratory infections during his life. During those times, she had noted wheezing and a slightly bluish tinge to his lips.


Congenital Heart Disease Patent Ductus Arteriosus Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Ventricular Septal Defect Pulmonary Blood Flow 


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