Pediatr Cardiol 2021 Jun 4. Epub 2021 Jun 4.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children's Hospital, University of Alberta, 8440-112thSt. NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2B7, Canada.
Pericardial effusion (PE) after cardiac surgery can be life threatening without timely detection, and the optimal screening method is unknown. We sought to evaluate the role of a surveillance echocardiogram on postoperative day 10 (± 2), determine the incidence of postoperative PE, and identify risk factors. We conducted a retrospective cohort study including all pediatric patients who underwent open heart surgery at a single institution over a 7-month period. Read More