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Journal Article


Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, Volume 4, Number 2, p.122-126 (2011)



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{Focussed cardiac intensive care is known to produce better outcomes. We have evaluated the benefits of a dedicated Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU) in the early postoperative outcomes of patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease. Methods : Prospectively collected data of 634 consecutive patients who underwent congenital heart surgery from September 2008 to September 2009 were analyzed. Midway through this period a dedicated PCICU was started. The patients who were treated in this new PCICU formed the study group (Group B


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Ra Balachandran, Nair, S. Ga, Gopalraj, S. Sb, Vaidyanathan, Bc, and Kumar, R. Kc, “Dedicated pediatric cardiac intensive care unit in a developing country: Does it improve the outcome”, Annals of Pediatric Cardiology, vol. 4, pp. 122-126, 2011.