Cardiac Catheterization for Pediatric Patients and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

December 15, 2023

Last Updated Month/Year

December 18, 2023

Document Type


Country of Publication


Document Objectives

Requirements for cardiac catheterization procedures in pediatric patients and patients with CHD differ greatly from adult coronary or structural interventions, with limited existing practice standard recommendations. Those standards that do exist are often overly broad and do not account for variations in practices across the globe. Consequently, this document outlines comprehensive best practice recommendations including modifications and adaptations for resource-limited environments and adult CHD patients.

Inclusion Criteria

Male, Female, Adolescent, Child, Infant

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Outpatient, Operating and recovery room

Intended Users

Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant



Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D006330 - Heart Defects, Congenital, D006328 - Cardiac Catheterization


congenital heart disease, cardiac catheterization, congenital heart defects, pediatric cardiac catheterization

Supplemental Methodology Resources

Data Supplement, Data Supplement