Case Report
Volume 9 Issue 4 - 2020
Propofol Infusion for Rapid Opiate and Benzodiazepine Wean to Extubation in a Child after Cardiac Surgery with Residual Mitral Regurgitation: Lessons from a Unique Case
Rohit S Loomba1,2*, Stacy Ramsingh1, Jacqueline A Rausa1 and Vincent Dorsey1
1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL, USA
*Corresponding Author: Rohit Loomba, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA.
Received: January 10, 2020; Published: March 10, 2020


We present a case of a child who was in the cardiac intensive care unit after having undergone a mitral valve repair. Significant mitral valve regurgitation persisted post operatively and she had high requirements of sedating agents and opioids. A propofol infusion was used to facilitate rapid wean of sedation and opioids leading to subsequent successful extubation. This was done safely without hemodynamic compromise or increase in lactate.

Keywords: Propofol Infusion; Opiate; Benzodiazepine; Cardiac Surgery


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Citation: Rohit Loomba., et al. “Propofol Infusion for Rapid Opiate and Benzodiazepine Wean to Extubation in a Child after Cardiac Surgery with Residual Mitral Regurgitation: Lessons from a Unique Case”. EC Paediatrics 9.4 (2020): 03-09.

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