Do you have an idea for a Workshop, Problem-Based Learning Discussion (PBLD) or Expert Round Table Discussion that would benefit the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS) membership? If so, … [Read More...]
CCAS is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.
Question of the Week
A nine-month-old male infant with severe idiopathic pulmonary hypertension (PHTN) on maximal medical therapy is dyspneic with feeding and has failure to thrive. He is on 1 L nasal cannula oxygen and baseline room air oxygen saturation is 88%. Which of the following is the MOST APPROPRIATE immediate intervention to improve survival to lung transplantation?
A. Insertion of patent ductus arteriosus stent
B. Right ventricular assist device implantation
C. Insertion of Potts shunt
D. Atrial septostomy