Ain-Shams Journal of Anaesthesiology

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 469--473

Sedation and analgesia after pediatric cardiac surgery


Mai M Abdel Aziz 
 Department of Anesthesia, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Mai M Abdel Aziz
Department of Anesthesia, Ain Shams University, Cairo
Egypt

Sedation and analgesia following pediatric cardiac surgery is of paramount importance. Individualized sedation and analgesia strategies starting in the operative theater and continuing in the postoperative period need to be recognized as an important aspect of perioperative care. This aims toward speeding recovery, minimizing PICU length of stay, and avoiding the development of postsurgical stress syndrome. Patient-tailored protocols should be implemented based on validated pain/sedation scores. Understanding the pharmacological aspects and side effects of various sedative/analgesic drugs, as well as continuous dose adjustment according to follow-up scoring system and variable patient hemodynamic state and response, is mandatory.


How to cite this article:
Abdel Aziz MM. Sedation and analgesia after pediatric cardiac surgery .Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol 2015;8:469-473


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Abdel Aziz MM. Sedation and analgesia after pediatric cardiac surgery . Ain-Shams J Anaesthesiol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Nov 30 ];8:469-473
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