The Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society is a society organized within the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia. The CCAS concept originated with cardiac anesthesia directors and other key leaders at major congenital heart disease programs, who believed there was a need for a new society because of rapid advancement of highly specialized knowledge in the field, and a great increase in the numbers of patients, including adults with congenital heart disease.

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The pathophysiology of a complete AV canal includes:

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Newborn diagnosed with TEF Type C
and Truncus Arteriosus Type I with an unusual remote VSD. He underwent TEF repair at birth with successful re-anastomosis of distal esophagus and is now 4.2 kg at 2 months of age and scheduled for Truncus repair. After successful induction of anesthesia and invasive monitoring, the surgeon is requesting a Transesophageal probe to be placed to confirm repair of intracardiac shunt and truncal valve integrity.