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Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography

Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Kanchi Muralidhar, Navin C Nanda, Yatin Mehta, Naman Shastry, Kalpana Irpachi, Aditya Baloria
In 1980, Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) first technology has introduced the standard of practice for most cardiac operating rooms to facilitate surgical decision making. Transoesophageal echocardiography as a diagnostic tool is now an integral part of intraoperative monitoring practice of cardiac anaesthesiology. Practice guidelines for perioperative transesophageal echocardiography are systematically developed recommendations that assist in the management of surgical patients, were developed by Indian Association of Cardiac Anaesthesiologists (IACTA)...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Deepak Prakash Borde, Antony George, Shreedhar Joshi, Suresh Nair, Thomas Koshy, Uday Gandhe, Murali Chakravarthy
CONTEXT: Use of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has expanded in India. Despite attempts to standardize the practice of TEE in cardiac surgical procedures, variation in practice and application exists. This is the first online survey by Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia, research and academic wing of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA). AIMS: We hypothesized that variations in practice of intraoperative TEE exist among centers and this survey aimed at analyzing them...
October 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
Hyun Ju Jung, Won-Kyoung Kwon, Sung Jun Lee, Nazri Mohamed, Bo-Mi Shin, Jinyoung Lee, Tae-Yop Kim
BACKGROUND: This study reports the efficacy of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for evaluation of high take-off coronary ostia and proximal coronary arterial flows as an alternative to preoperative coronary angiography. CASE PRESENTATION: In a 65-year old male undergoing the bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) repair and the extensive remodeling of dilated sinus and tubular junction, and preoperative coronary angiography were unsuccessfully completed due to an allergic reaction to the contrast medium...
October 4, 2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Razvan Purza, Subhamay B Ghosh, Chris Walker, Brett Hiebert, Lillian Koley, G Scott Mackenzie, Hilary P Grocott
BACKGROUND: Although there have been several large reviews documenting the complications following intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), most of these prior reports are almost 2 decades old and may not reflect current practices. The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence and types of complications following TEE in a contemporary cardiac surgical population. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of all cardiac surgical patients having undergone an intraoperative TEE between April 1, 2004, and April 30, 2012...
September 16, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Abraham Sonny, Shiva Sale, Nicholas G Smedira
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 7, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Michael J Plakke, Cory D Maxwell, Brandi A Bottiger
Surgical patients with pulmonary hypertension present a significant challenge to the anesthesiologist. Continuous perioperative monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressure is recommended and most often accomplished with a PA catheter. Placement of a PA catheter may be difficult or contraindicated, and in these cases, transesophageal echocardiography is a useful alternative to monitor dynamic PA physiology. In this case, we used intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography to detect changes in peak PA pressure and guide clinical treatment in a patient with pulmonary hypertension and an extensive PA aneurysm undergoing partial nephrectomy...
September 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Young-Jin Moon, Ji Hyun Park, JongEun Oh, Sooho Lee, Gyu-Sam Hwang
INTRODUCTION: As a common morphological change of aging heart, sigmoid ventricular septum is frequently found during routine preoperative evaluation, but often disregarded because of its little clinical importance. However, in this report, we describe a 70-year old patient with sigmoid ventricular septum who developed severe hemodynamic deterioration during liver transplantation because of its unique morphology of heart. METHODS: During the course of reperfusion of the graft, patient's hemodynamics were closely monitored using transesophageal echocardiography...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Francisco Diniz Affonso da Costa, Daniele de Fátima Fornazari Colatusso, Ana Claudia Brenner Affonso da Costa, Eduardo Mendel Balbi Filho, Vinicius Nesi Cavicchioli, Sergio Augusto Veiga Lopes, Andrea Dumsch de Aragon Ferreira, Claudinei Collatusso
INTRODUCTION: Due to late complications associated with the use of conventional prosthetic heart valves, several centers have advocated aortic valve repair and/or valve sparing aortic root replacement for patients with aortic valve insufficiency, in order to enhance late survival and minimize adverse postoperative events. METHODS: From March/2012 thru March 2015, 37 patients consecutively underwent conservative operations of the aortic valve and/or aortic root. Mean age was 48±16 years and 81% were males...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Hee Young Kim, Seung-Hoon Baek, Ji Uk Yoon, Dong Hoon Lee, Gyeong-Jo Byeon, Ji Hye Ahn
We report cardiac arrest due to obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) caused by an RVOT mass that was not identified preoperatively. A 62-year-old woman with renal cell carcinoma (RCC) experienced deteriorating hypotension and bradycardia during radical nephrectomy. Hemodynamic stability was maintained on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and after surgery, she was transferred to the intensive care unit. On postoperative day 3, transthoracic echocardiography showed an intracardiac mass obstructing the RVOT, which caused severe functional pulmonary stenosis and moderate resting pulmonary hypertension...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Neal S Gerstein, Ran Zhang, Michael S Davis, Harish Ram
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common primary renal neoplasm and is associated with the intraluminal growth into the venous system with possible extension into the inferior vena cava or even right heart. Intraoperative pulmonary embolism is a complication of resection of RCC, which may be mitigated by the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass with or without deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. We present a case of unexpected pulmonary embolism diagnosed during RCC surgery. The case highlights the central importance of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography use and the need for proper preoperative planning for the use of cardiopulmonary bypass...
October 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Mattia Glauber, Simon C Moten, Eugenio Quaini, Marco Solinas, Thierry A Folliguet, Bart Meuris, Antonio Miceli, Peter J Oberwalder, Manfredo Rambaldini, Kevin H T Teoh, Gopal Bhatnagar, Michael A Borger, Denis Bouchard, Olivier Bouchot, Stephen C Clark, Otto E Dapunt, Matteo Ferrarini, Theodor J M Fischlein, Guenther Laufer, Carmelo Mignosa, Russell Millner, Philippe Noirhomme, Steffen Pfeiffer, Xavier Ruyra-Baliarda, Malakh Lal Shrestha, Rakesh M Suri, Giovanni Troise, Borut Gersak
OBJECTIVE: To define the benefit of sutureless and rapid deployment valves in current minimally invasive approaches in isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS: A panel of 28 international experts with expertise in both minimally invasive aortic valve replacement and rapid deployment valves was constituted. After thorough literature review, the experts rated evidence-based recommendations in a modified Delphi approach. RESULTS: No guideline could be retrieved...
May 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
G L Wang, H Bi, J F Ye, H X Zhang, L L Ma
OBJECTIVE: To describe a feasible surgical technique for patients with renal cell carcinoma associated with a supradiaphragmatic tumor thrombus that avoids cardiopulmonary bypass procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 2 cases with right kidney tumor and tumor thrombus above the diaphragm treated in April and August, 2015. The two patients were both female, aged 73 and 67 years. The tumor sizes of right kidneys were 7.0 cm×6.3 cm×5.7 cm and 8.7 cm×7.0 cm×5...
February 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Inez J Wijdh-den Hamer, Wobbe Bouma, Eric K Lai, Melissa M Levack, Eric K Shang, Alison M Pouch, Thomas J Eperjesi, Theodore J Plappert, Paul A Yushkevich, Judy Hung, Massimo A Mariani, Kamal R Khabbaz, Thomas G Gleason, Feroze Mahmood, Michael A Acker, Y Joseph Woo, Albert T Cheung, Matthew J Gillespie, Benjamin M Jackson, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman
OBJECTIVES: Repair for ischemic mitral regurgitation with undersized annuloplasty is characterized by high recurrence rates. We sought to determine the value of pre-repair 3-dimensional echocardiography over 2-dimensional echocardiography in predicting recurrence at 6 months. METHODS: Intraoperative transesophageal 2-dimensional echocardiography and 3-dimensional echocardiography were performed in 50 patients undergoing undersized annuloplasty for ischemic mitral regurgitation...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cosmin Caraşca, Angela Borda, Alexandru Incze, Emilian Caraşca, Attila Frigy, HoraŢiu Suciu
We present the case of a 55-year-old male with mild hypertension and brief episodes of paroxysmal self-limiting atrial fibrillation (AF) since 2010. Despite a small cardioembolic risk score, CHA2DS2-Vasc=1 (Congestive heart failure, Hypertension, Age=75, Diabetes melitus, prior Stroke), the patient is effectively anticoagulated using acenocumarol. In December 2014, he showed signs of plantar transitory ischemia, for which he did not address the doctor. In early January 2015, he urgently presented at the hospital with left renal pain, caused by a renal infarction, diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) angiography...
2016: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Takashi Murakami, Hiromichi Fujii, Masanori Sakaguchi, Yosuke Takahashi, Yasuo Suehiro, Shinsuke Nishimura, Yoshito Sakon, Daisuke Yasumizu, Etsuji Sohgawa, Toshihiko Shibata
Transcatheter closure of paravalvular leaks requires precise assessment of the location, size, and shape of the defect. Transesophageal echocardiography plays an important role in this process. We encountered a case of a paravalvular leak at the aortic position after aortic and mitral valve replacement. It was impossible to detect the precise location of the paravalvular leak with transesophageal echocardiography because of an acoustic shadow from the mitral mechanical valve. Intraoperative use of intravascular ultrasound was useful for determining the morphology of the defect and evaluating the procedure during the operation...
August 8, 2016: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Jian Xiao, Liang Yin, Yiyun Lin, Yufeng Zhang, Lihui Wu, Zhinong Wang
BACKGROUND: Children with infective endocarditis (IE) have to undergo valve replacement instead of valve repair in China due to severe valve damage. The present study is to review our experience on surgical treatment of children with IE in reference to the incidence, pathologic status, diagnosis, surgical strategies and outcomes. METHODS: We reviewed 35 patients with a mean age of 13.7±2.2 years who were underwent valve replacement surgery for IE during the period from January 1993 to December 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Sachin Bahadur, Tyler L Evans, Vijay Patel, Mary E Arthur
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 26, 2016: Anesthesiology
Silvia Mongodi, Gabriele Via, Mariachiara Riccardi, Guido Tavazzi, Andrea Maria D'Armini, Marco Maurelli, Antonio Braschi, Francesco Mojoli
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a frequent congenital anomaly, but massive right-to-left shunt (RTLS) is normally prevented by higher pressures in left heart chambers. However, mechanical ventilation with positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) can significantly increase right atrial pressure, accentuating the RTLS, mainly after major cardiothoracic surgery. We report a patient admitted to the intensive care unit after cardiac surgery. Pre- and intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography only described an aneurysmal interatrial septum with no shunt...
July 22, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Richard Lee, Patricia Vassallo, Jane Kruse, S Chris Malaisrie, Vera Rigolin, Adin-Cristian Andrei, Patrick McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Elimination of the left atrial appendage (LAA) attempts to reduce stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). A retrospective review suggests that various surgical techniques are often unsuccessful and may leave a stump or gap. In a pilot study, we prospectively evaluated 3 surgical techniques with long-term follow up to define effectiveness. METHODS: At a single institution, 28 patients undergoing concomitant AF surgery were randomized prospectively into 1 of 3 techniques of LAA elimination: internal suture ligation (IL), external stapled excision (StEx), and surgical excision (SxEx)...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Vishwas Malik, Ajay Kumar Jha, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor
Continuously growing patient's demand, technological innovation, and surgical expertise have led to the widespread popularity of minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). Patient's demand is being driven by less surgical trauma, reduced scarring, lesser pain, substantially lesser duration of hospital stay, and early return to normal activity. In addition, MICS decreases the incidence of postoperative respiratory dysfunction, chronic pain, chest instability, deep sternal wound infection, bleeding, and atrial fibrillation...
July 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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