Sedation and anaesthesia for cardiac catheterisation

  • A Schure Boston Children’s Hospital
Keywords: sedation, anaesthesia, cardiac catheterisation


Since the introduction of cardiac catheterisation for Paediatric Cardiology in 1947, the subspecialty has seen dramatic changes. The advancement of non-invasive imaging techniques such as echocardiography, CT and cardiac MRI has shifted the focus for paediatric cardiac catheterisations from a primarily diagnostic tool (to define anatomy, assess haemodynamics and calculate shunts) to an important treatment option for various congenital heart defects.1

Author Biography

A Schure, Boston Children’s Hospital

Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care & Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, United States of America

Paediatric Anaesthesia Community of South Africa 2020 Congress Supplement