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Echocardiographic Detection of Coronary Air Embolism as the Cause of Cardiac Arrest in a Neonate With Transposition of the Great Arteries.
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PMID:  21858710     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A hemodynamically stable neonate with transposition of the great arteries suddenly went into cardiac arrest during preparation for transport to the operating room. Emergency echocardiography during cardiac massage detected coronary air embolism as the presumed cause of arrest. After about 15 minutes of resuscitation, it was possible to establish return of spontaneous circulation. Since the most likely source of air was the neonate's peripheral venous line, we have introduced inline microfilters for all neonates and all patients with right-to-left shunt lesions and did not encounter proven air embolism thereafter.
Michael Weidenbach; Frank-Thomas Riede; Ingo Dähnert
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-8-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Heart Center, University of Leipzig, Strümpellstrasse 39, 04289, Leipzig, Germany,
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