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Current approaches to pediatric heart catheterizations

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Author(s): Philip A. Bernard | Hubert Ballard | Douglas Schneider

Journal: Pediatric Reports
ISSN 2036-749X

Volume: 3;
Issue: 3;
Start page: e23;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: sedation | pediatric cardiac catheterization | congenital heart disease | propofol | dexmedetomidine | ketamine | etomidate | midazolam.

ABSTRACT
Sedation for pediatric cardiac catheterization is a common requirement in many institutions. As the field of cardiac catheterization has evolved, the provision of sedation for these procedures has been varied. Increasingly the demand is for dedicated personnel focused on monitoring and delivery of sedation while in the catheterization suite. This article describes the considerations one must use when undertaking these cases.

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