The Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest Report



Pre-operative status

Ashton was scheduled for surgery on November 1 and was admitted on Monday October 31, 1994. On admission to the HSC, Ashton was breathing rapidly, with his ribs clearly showing each time he took a breath. However, his chest was clear and in his testimony, Giddins said he believed that Ashton was fit for surgery. The report from the anaesthesia consultation indicated that Ashton was seen to be high risk, but that a decision had been made to proceed with the operation.



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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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