Comparison and Usefulness of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Versus Computed Tomography in Infants Six Months of Age or Younger With Aortic Arch Anomalies Without Deep Sedation or Anesthesia

Publication year: 2011
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology, Volume 108, Issue 1, 1 July 2011, Pages 120-125

Mark A., Fogel , Thomas W., Pawlowski , Matthew A., Harris , Kevin K., Whitehead , Marc S., Keller , …

The present project investigated whether cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) of aortic arch anomalies can be performed successfully in infants <6 months of age without the use of cardiac anesthesia or deep sedation. We performed a retrospective review of infants ≤6 months old from 2005 to 2009 who underwent either CMR or computed tomography angiography to investigate aortic arch abnormalities. The CMR procedure used a “feed and swaddle” protocol without deep sedation or cardiac anesthesia. Of the 52 infants referred for CMR, 24 underwent the feed and swaddle protocol (aged 2.6 ± 1.4 months). One patient awoke during the study, and...