Special considerations in the medical and surgical management of the premature infant

S. Adil Husain

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Continued improvements in prenatal diagnosis, preoperative stabilization, surgical techniques, and postoperative management strategies have produced improved outcomes and a more aggressive approach to the treatment of congenital heart disease. These improvements are impacting the decision-making algorithms in the premature infant with congenital heart disease dramatically. A further understanding of this topic requires an analysis of the impact of prematurity upon noncardiac organ system maturation, the challenges of diagnosis and monitoring this particular patient population, and finally an understanding of its association with surgical decision making and outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Congenital Cardiology, Cardiac Surgery and Intensive Care
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781447146193
ISBN (Print)9781447146186
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Brain maturation and development
  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital heart disease diagnosis
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Low birth weight
  • Monitoring
  • Prematurity
  • Respiratory distress syndrome
  • Small for gestational age
  • Surgical decision making
  • Surgical outcomes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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