Given the increased survival of patients with congenital heart disease (CHD), anesthesiologists are called upon to provide perioperative care to patients with CHD ranging in age from neonates to adults. The intellectual, cognitive, and technical demands of providing care to this group of patients is rigorous and unique requiring additional training in pediatric cardiac anesthesiology. Those who are interested in caring for this growing population of patients with complex medical and surgical history and specific physiological concerns should consider pursuing pediatric cardiac anesthesiology.
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