Author(s): Heard GG, Lamberti JJ Jr, Park SM, Waldman JD, Waldman J
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Abstract Of 220 pediatric patients recovering from surgical repair of congenital heart disease, 147 (67\%) met our criteria for early extubation and were extubated either in the operating room or within 6 h after admission to the surgical ICU. The duration of postoperative mechanical ventilation correlated with the duration of cardiopulmonary bypass during surgical repair. In patients undergoing repair of ventricular septal defect, preoperative measures of pulmonary vascular status (PPA/PAO and RP/RS) also correlated with the duration of mechanical ventilation.
This article was published in Crit Care Med
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology