Consensus Statement on Pediatric Cardiology

Ana De Dios, Angela Sardella, Alejandro Peirone, Luis Alday, Horacio Faella, Raul Cayre



Throughout 2010, the pediatric cardiologists led by the Director of the Council of Pediatric Cardiology, Dr. Ana de Dios, gathered together and worked hard to develop the first part of the Consensus that is published today. They had meetings with the Area of Consensus and Rules, which oversaw the work.

Today we are pleased with the publication of the first three chapters, which will be of great help to all cardiologists:

a) Chapter 1: Coarctation of the aorta

b) Chapter 2: Therapeutic Interventionism: ductus arterious, interatrial communication, interventricular communication

c) Chapter 3: Physiology of univentricular heart

As in other Consensus, in each one of the subjects, the recommendations are classified according to the degree of reached agreement (Table 1). Likewise, it sometimes refers to the level of evidence on which is based the consensual recommendation (Table 2).

The purpose of this Consensus is to guide mainly to pediatricians for the management of these pathologies, but, of course, it does not intend to supplant the judgement of the physician in charge in front of each patient.

We should not ignore that the implementation of measures may be affected by the availability and experience of the environment in which the patient is.


Area of Consensus and Rules of the Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología together with the Council of Pediatric Cardiology of the Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología decided to launch something unpublished until now, the development of a Pediatric Cardiologic Consensus. This document will be a material of continuing consultation by cardiologists across the country, especially pediatricians.

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