MANY NEONATES WHO UNDERGO SURGICAL REPAIR FOR congenital heart defects are at high risk for developing low cardiac output syndrome following surgery.1 A variety of causes contributes to diminished cardiac output. Four major factors are (1) age less than one month, (2) weight less than 2.5 kg, (3) preoperative condition, and (4) complexity of the heart defect.2
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2003
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