Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP
Print version ISSN 0080-6234
BUENO, Mariana and KIMURA, Amélia Fumiko. Profile of newborns who underwent cardiac surgery in a private hospital in the city of São Paulo. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.1, pp. 112-119. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342008000100015.
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to characterize newborns that underwent cardiac surgery in a private hospital, a reference center in neonatal cardiac surgery, in the city of São Paulo. Data were collected from medical reports from July, 2001 to December, 2005. Newborns with gestational age of more than 35 weeks were included in the study. Newborns that died on the first 48 postoperative hours and with other malformations were excluded. Most of the neonates were term, weighted 2,500 grams or more, and underwent surgery in the first week of life. There were 24 different diagnoses identified and 14 different types of surgery performed. In the first post-operative day, all newborns had invasive devices for vital signs monitoring or for treatment and life support, which shows not only the complexity of the treatment but the need for planning and organizing health services in order to provide adequate care for these patients.
Keywords : Infant, newborn; Heart defects, congenital; Thoracic surgery; Nursing care.