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Approach to postoperative fever in pediatric cardiac patients


Department of Critical Care Medicine, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, India

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Ajay K Gupta
Recovery Room 4, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.93714

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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-68

 

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Fever in the postoperative period in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease is fairly common and tends to cause anxiety to both the surgeon and the patient. Such fever is associated with the metabolic response to trauma, systemic response to the cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermia, presence of drainage tubes, drugs, blood transfusion as well as infections. Establishing the diagnosis requires proper assessment of the patient with focused history, targeted physical examination and judicious use of investigations with the knowledge of the common causes.






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Department of Critical Care Medicine, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Ajay K Gupta
Recovery Room 4, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.93714

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Fever in the postoperative period in children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease is fairly common and tends to cause anxiety to both the surgeon and the patient. Such fever is associated with the metabolic response to trauma, systemic response to the cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermia, presence of drainage tubes, drugs, blood transfusion as well as infections. Establishing the diagnosis requires proper assessment of the patient with focused history, targeted physical examination and judicious use of investigations with the knowledge of the common causes.






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