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 activated clotting time (ACT) is one method to monitor anticoagulation for cardiopulmonary bypass cases. Which factors may significantly influence the ACT other than the use of heparin?

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Propofol was added to the CredibleMeds
In March 2015, propofol was added to the CredibleMeds list of drugs with potential to cause Torsades de pointes. A 14yo patient with prolonged QT interval presents for an appendectomy. Would you avoid propofol in this patient?