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Table 1 Elegibility criteria

From: Jugular vs femoral vein for central venous catheterization in pediatric cardiac surgery (PRECiSE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Inclusion criteria Planned cardiac surgery Age < 1 year Eligibility for both insertion sites (jugular and femoral) for central venous catheter (CVC) Availability of at least one of the three chosen expert operators
Exclusion criteria Emergency surgery Known vascular anatomic anomalies Previous cardiac surgery in the last 6 months No expert operator available Intensive care unit before surgery CVC inside at the time of randomization Signs of sepsis
Withdraw criterion (only for the first endpoint) Impossibility to placement catheter in the selected site.