Anaesthesia risks for non-cardiac procedures in cardiac patients

  • A Schure Boston Children’s Hospital
Keywords: anaesthesia risks, complex congenital heart disease, non-cardiac procedures, cardiac patients


The number of patients with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) presenting for non-cardiac procedures is steadily increasing and more and more anaesthesiologists will be asked to participate in their care. This can be a very challenging task and will require adequate planning and preparation, but also some basic scientific inquiries.

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