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Intra-operative myocardial ischaemia cannot be detected by analysis of transmitral inflow patterns in patients undergoing off-pump coronary surgery.
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PMID:  17594738     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Transmitral inflow patterns have been used for detection of myocardial ischaemia. However, its diagnostic value has not been tested in anaesthetized and mechanically ventilated patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS: Transmitral inflow patterns were studied by transoesophageal Doppler echocardiography in 43 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery without cardiopulmonary bypass after opening of the sternum (baseline) and during grafting of the left anterior descending artery. Peak early (E) and peak late (A) transmitral velocities and their ratio (E/A) were recorded. Myocardial ischaemia was defined by standard criteria using two-dimensional echocardiography and seven-lead electrocardiogram. RESULTS: Thirty-one patients (64 +/- 8 yr, 9 women) fulfilled the predefined inclusion criteria for analysis. During distal revascularization, 16 patients showed myocardial ischaemia and 15 did not. The use of vasoactive drugs, haemodynamic findings and transmitral inflow patterns were similar in both groups at baseline and during grafting. In the ischaemic group, E was 67.1 +/- 13.9 cm s-1 at baseline and 69.5 +/- 23.2 cm s-1 during grafting, and the E/A ratios were 1.3 +/- 0.3 and 1.4 +/- 0.9, respectively. In the non-ischaemic group, E was 64.0 +/- 17.1 cm s-1 at baseline and 60.9 +/- 14.8 cm s-1 during grafting, and the E/A ratios were 1.4 +/- 0.7 and 1.2 +/- 0.3, respectively. CONCLUSIONS: Analysis of Doppler findings of transmitral inflow patterns did not allow for detection of myocardial ischaemia during surgical revascularization of the myocardium.
J Wang; M D Seeberger; K Skarvan; I Michaux; F Bernet; R Arsenic; P Buser; M Filipovic
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2007-06-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of anaesthesiology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1365-2346     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-14     Completed Date:  2009-05-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411711     Medline TA:  Eur J Anaesthesiol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Hospital Basel, Department of Anaesthesia, Basel, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Flow Velocity
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Coronary Vessels / physiopathology,  surgery*,  ultrasonography
Intraoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve / physiopathology*
Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis*,  ultrasonography
Myocardial Revascularization / adverse effects

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