Dear Colleagues, Sadly, Dr. Dolly D. Hansen passed away last weekend. As many of you know, Dr. Hansen was the recipient of the first CCAS Lifetime Achievement Award at our Annual Meeting in … [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 17-year-old adolescent male with a history of Shone’s complex, depressed ejection fraction of 20% and severe mitral regurgitation is awaiting heart transplantation as an inpatient due to vasoactive dependence and worsening end-organ dysfunction. Over the last two days, he has had increased abdominal pain with emesis and escalation to high flow nasal cannula but remains hemodynamically stable on unchanging doses of epinephrine and milrinone. Which of the following is the MOST appropriate Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (Pedimacs) classification for this patient?
A. Pedimacs 1
B. Pedimacs 2
C. Pedimacs 3
D. Pedimacs 4