The Stress Trial for Children having Heart Surgery - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
We are doing this study to learn if methylprednisolone is safe and will work in children with heart disease undergoing surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass.
Heart Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Who Can Participate in the Study?
- Are less than 12 months old
- Will be undergoing planned heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass
- Have not taken a steroid medicine within two days of surgery
What is Involved?
If you would like your child to be part of this study, your child will:
-- Be randomly assigned (like flipping a coin) to receive one of two different drugs:
a. High dose Methylprednisolone given at the time of surgery. or
b. Placebo, a non-active medicine, given at the time of surgery
- Be recorded about your infant's clinical course, including whether or not s/he has any complications, and how long s/he stays in the intensive care unit and in the hospital