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Anesthesia for Cardiac Surgery

Look up a term in The Heart Center glossary.Anesthesia.During the preoperative visit, a member of the anesthesia team will discuss with the family and patient the use of preoperative medications. The decision regarding whether to administer a preoperative medication will depend on the age of the child, the type of cardiac defect and the anxiety level of the child.

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Last Updated: 01/2013