The Stress Trial for Children having Heart Surgery - Clinical Trial
What is the Purpose of this Study?
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