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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1987;20(3):349-353.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1987.20.3.349   
Early Extubation after Open Heart Surgery for Congeaital Heart Disease.
Choon Kun Chung, Sang Dong Lee
Department of Anesthesiology, Han Mi General Hospital, Korea.
We have experienced early extubation after 20 consecutive open heart surgeries for congenital heart disease between May 19 th and May 30 th this year. Eighteen of those 20 had the tracheal tube removed in the operating room immediately after operation. The reanlts were good and satisfactory. Two required postoperative ventilatory support for several hours at RICU. Sufentanil (Sufenta) 10-15 ug/kg was used intravenously as a major narcotic anesthetic for 18 podiatric patients and Fentanyl 50 ug/kg used for 2 adult Patients. The advantages of early extubation are as follows ; It is more physiologic, more comfortable, psychologically leas anxiety provoking for the patients and has less chance of pulmonary infection and less chance of ventilator mishaps arid it also shortens RICU stay and hospitalization. It is concluded that early extubation after open heart surgery for congenital heart disease has minimal risk and definite advantages in carefully selected patients.


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