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Hypoventilation and hypoxia in reversal of cardiogenic shock in an infant with congenital heart disease
  1. A Sacchetti1,
  2. G Wernovsky2,
  3. C Paston1,
  4. M Fernandes1
  1. 1Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey, USA
  2. 2The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Sacchetti


The case is presented of a child in cardiogenic shock in whom oxygen administration exacerbated a systemic to pulmonary shunt that caused a critical deterioration in his cardiovascular status requiring hypoventilation and restoration of baseline hypoxia for reversal.

  • paediatrics
  • cardiology
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