The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report




The defects mentioned in this chapter are not an exhaustive list of each and every defect or lesion that pediatric cardiac surgical programs are called upon to deal with. There are other defects not listed here that would be seen by professionals involved in the care of children with heart problems.

Nor is this chapter to be taken as being an authoritative statement of what the defects involve and how best they are treated. For such information, readers should refer to authoritative medical literature and texts. In addition, it is also important to note that frequently there are individual variations in each of these lesions. No two cases are alike.

This chapter is intended only to acquaint the reader with those defects that will receive the most attention in this Inquiry. As one reads through the following chapters, reference back to the information contained in this chapter (as well as in the Glossary and in Chapter 3) may be helpful.



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Section 1 Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Issues
  Chapter 2 - Pediatric Cardiac Issues
  Chapter 3 - The Diagnosis of Pediatric Heart Defects and their Surgical Treatment
  Chapter 4 - The Health Sciences Centre
Section 2 Chapter 5 - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993
  Chapter 6 - The Restart of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1994
January 1, 1994 to May 17, 1994
  Chapter 7 - The Slowdown
May 17 to September 1994
  Chapter 8 - Events Leading to the Suspension of the Program
September 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994
  Chapter 9 - 1995 - The Aftermath of the Shutdown
January to March, 1995
Section 3 Chapter 10 - Findings and Recommendations
Appendix 1 - Glossary of terms used in this report
Appendix 2 - Parties to the Proceedings and counsel
Appendix 3 - List of witnesses and dates of testimony
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