Selected 2023 Highlights in Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia

Ingrid Moreno-Duarte, Rishi Bharat Parikh, Joanna Paquin, Jochen Steppan, James P. Spaeth, Viviane G. Nasr, Alexander J.C. Mittnacht, Emad B. Mossad

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This article reviews the highlights of pertinent literature of interest to the congenital cardiac anesthesiologist published in 2023. After a search of the US National Library of Medicine PubMed database, several topics emerged where significant contributions were made in 2023. The authors of this article considered the following topics noteworthy to be included in this review: (1) advancements in percutaneous mechanical support in children with congenital heart disease, (2) children with pulmonary hypertension undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease, (3) dexmedetomidine in pediatric cardiac surgery, and (4) recommendations for pediatric heart surgery in the United States: Implications for pediatric cardiac anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1634-1640
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia
Issue number8
StateAccepted/In press - 2024


  • congenital heart disease
  • congenital heart surgery
  • dexmedetomidine
  • pediatric
  • pediatric cardiac anesthesia
  • pediatric heart surgery
  • percutaneous mechanical support
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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