|Neonatal Cardiology, 2e|
Chapter 11. Principles of Medical Management
Topics Discussed: pediatric cardiology.
Sections: Heart Failure, Nutritional Therapy, Miscellaneous Medical Problems, Suggested Readings.
Excerpt:"Providing medical care to a newborn with known or suspected heart
disease can be daunting. Many practitioners are inclined to abdicate
care to the pediatric cardiologist. This response is not only unnecessary,
but also counterproductive to an integrated team approach to optimal
care. An understanding of the pathophysiology of these conditions
and the application of a few general principles will promote effective
care and minimize the chance of iatrogenic misadventures. It is imperative
that a concerted team approach is utilized, involving neonatology,
cardiology, nursing, surgery, and anesthesiology. Effective and
ongoing communication is essential for optimizing care and providing
a uniform approach to the management of these complex medical patients. ..."
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