Use of β-Blockade and Levosimendan for Separation From Extracorporeal Life Support in an Infant With Postoperative Diastolic Dysfunction

Ragini Pandey, Karthik Ramakrishnan, Alex Gooi, Tom Karl

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Diastolic dysfunction is common in infants and neonates with left ventricular (LV) outflow tract obstruction and may lead to low-cardiac output in the postoperative period. We present a management strategy for severe postrepair diastolic dysfunction in an infant with critical congenital aortic stenosis and LV hypertrophy, employing β-blockade and levosimendan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)447-449
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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