The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Pre-operative status

In her pre-operative assessment on the evening of April 17, Swartz summarized the various problems Vinay had had. She wondered if he had had an RSV pneumonia. She noted that he had a sore under his chin that had not healed. Swartz said there was increased risk for surgery because of the problems that Vinay was experiencing. In addition, she said that he could have difficulty with his heart rhythm (as during the first repair), potential heart failure as a result of a long pump run, bleeding as a result of the fact that this was a re-operation and aggravation of kidney problems. She assigned him an anaesthetic class of ASA IV.



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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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