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Emergent bedside real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in a patient with cardiac arrest following a caesarean section.
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PMID:  21044982     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Post-caesarean pulmonary embolism (PE) is associated with significant peri-operative morbidity and mortality. This report describes a case of sudden cardiac arrest 2 days post-caesarean due to massive PE diagnosed via bedside transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Recognition of the PE at the bifurcation of the right and left pulmonary arteries was achieved by real-time three-dimensional TEE, but not two-dimensional TEE. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was immediately established and emergent pulmonary thromboembolectomy was performed. The patient was discharged without residual deficits on Day 22 of hospitalization.
Authors:
Jeng Wei; Hou-Sheng Yang; Shen Kou Tsai; Ming C Hsiung; Chung-Yi Chang; Ching-Huei Ou; Yi Cheng Chang; Kuo Chen Lee; Sung-How Sue; Yi-Pen Chou
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2114     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890618     Medline TA:  Eur J Echocardiogr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiovascular Center, Cheng-Hsin General Hospital, No 45, Cheng Hsin St, Beitou, Taipei, Taiwan.
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