Journal article

The effect of routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography on surgical management

Mohammed Minhaj, Komal Patel, David Muzic, Avery Tung, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Jai Raman, Mark A Chaney

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC AND VASCULAR ANESTHESIA | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2007

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of routine intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) on surgical management of patients undergoing all types of cardiac surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, observational. SETTING: A single-institution, clinical investigation, university-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Two hundred eighty-three consecutive patients undergoing cardiac surgery. INTERVENTIONS: A comprehensive TEE examination was performed in every patient after the induction of anesthesia. An appropriate surgical plan was then developed. A focused TEE examination was also performed at the conclusion of surgery. Whether or not TEE findings represented new information and whether or not thi..

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