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Though surgical correction or palliation represents definitive treatment of most CHD, emergent medical management is necessary to manage the patient until such options are available, and the ED approach is guided by the clinical presentation of the patient. In a critically ill child, early recognition and prompt, goal-directed therapy is necessary to avoid end-organ damage. The first steps are to optimize oxygenation and ventilation and establish vascular access, which may require insertion of an intraosseous line.

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