Selected 2019 Highlights in Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia

Faith J. Ross, Eric L. Vu, Zhe A. Fang, Ashraf Resheidat, Emad B. Mossad, Alexander J.C. Mittnacht*

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This article is a review of the highlights of pertinent literature published in 2019, which is of interest to the pediatric cardiac anesthesiologist. After a search of the United States National Library of Medicine PubMed database, several topics emerged in which significant contributions were made in 2019. The authors of this manuscript considered the following topics noteworthy and were included in this review: advances in pediatric heart transplantation, blood management in pediatric cardiac surgery, the impact of nutrition on outcomes in congenital heart surgery, and the use of vasopressin in patients after Fontan palliation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2022-2027
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • congenital heart disease
  • congenital heart surgery
  • malnutrition
  • pediatric
  • pediatric cardiac anesthesia
  • pediatric heart transplantation
  • transfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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