The CCAS webinar on January 9, 2021, focused on relevant articles for pediatric cardiac anesthesiologists published in 2020. If you missed the opportunity to attend, please click HERE to access the … [Read More...]
CCAS 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.
Question of the Week
A 12-year-old boy with an ECG finding of ventricular preexcitation is undergoing invasive electrophysiologic evaluation and possible ablation under general anesthesia. The electrophysiologist is trying to induce tachycardia for localization of accessory pathways and is requesting an isoproterenol infusion. Shortly after the infusion is started, the heart rate increases from 85 to 125 while remaining in sinus rhythm. The blood pressure concomitantly decreases from 105/65 to 88/35. Stimulation of which receptor type is responsible for the blood pressure decrease?
A. Beta 1
B. Beta 2
C. Alpha 1
D. Alpha 2