The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Chapter 3 - The diagnosis of pediatric heart defects and their surgical treatment

Special Issues in Pediatric Medicine

Pediatrics involves the treatment of children and has long been recognized as a separate medical specialty because of the differences in the medical issues that children and adults face. The care and treatment of children, in fact, can involve medical conditions that simply are not seen in adults. Some conditions are so unique to children that, if treated successfully in childhood, they will never manifest themselves again.



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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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