Herz-, Thorax-, Gefäßchirurgische Anästhesiologie und Intensivmedizin

The discipline of pediatric anesthesia cares for patients from their first day of life until they reach the age of majority: from premature babies with a birth weight under 1 kg to adolescents with obesity-associated diseases. Over 5,000 anesthetics for children are administered annually over the entire spectrum of surgical disciplines.

The Pediatric Anesthesia working group conducts research in this wide range of clinical care areas along with numerous cooperation partners at the Pediatrics Center of University Hospital Graz.

Contact person

Stefan Heschl  
T: +43 316 385 13027


Our focus

  • Pain therapy in children
  • Perioperative use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) in pediatric anesthesia (cooperation with the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
  • Pediatric emergency medicine (cooperation with the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Paediatric and Adolescent Surgery, Department of Radiology, Centre for Research and Evaluation, Ambulance Victoria)

Our cooperations

Participation in international multicenter studies (e.g., APRICOT, NECTARINE) is regular, and research group staff also supervise diploma theses and dissertations.

We would be happy to increase the number of our research cooperations and look forward to your research requests!