Current approaches to pediatric heart catheterizations

Philip A. Bernard, Hubert Ballard, Douglas Schneider

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Sedation for pediatric cardiac catheterization is a common requirement in many institutions. As the field of cardiac catheterization has evolved, the provision of sedation for these procedures has been varied. Increasingly the demand is for dedicated personnel focused on monitoring and delivery of sedation while in the catheterization suite. This article describes the considerations one must use when undertaking these cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2011


  • Congenital heart disease
  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Etomidate
  • Ketamine
  • Midazolam
  • Pediatric cardiac catheterization
  • Propofol
  • Sedation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics


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