THIS ARTICLE IS a review of the highlights of pertinent literature published during the 12 months of 2018 that is of interest to the congenital cardiac anesthesiologist. During a search of the US National Library of Medicine PubMed database, several topics that displayed significant contributions to the field in 2018 emerged. The authors of the present review consider the following topics noteworthy: the patient with high-risk congenital heart disease (CHD) presenting for noncardiac surgery, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children with CHD, dexmedetomidine use in pediatric patients, point-of-care lung ultrasound, and regional anesthesia in pediatric cardiac surgery.
- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- congenital heart disease
- lung ultrasound
- pediatric cardiac anesthesia