Administering steroids during heart surgery does not improve post-operative outcomes in infants

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The largest clinical trial ever conducted in infants younger than age 1 undergoing heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass found that administering steroids during surgery did not improve post-operative outcomes compared to placebo, according to preliminary late-breaking research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2022.

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