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Intravascular ultrasound catheter for transesophageal echocardiography in congenital heart surgery -A case report-.
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PMID:  20532058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has an important role during congenital heart surgery. TEE in small infants is associated with complications, including an inability to pass the TEE probe, esophageal trauma, airway compression, aortic compression, and interference with ventilation. Recently, a monoplane intravascular ultrasound catheter (IVUC) has been developed for intracardiac echocardiography. The efficacy of IVUC for transesophageal use has been shown in numerous animal studies and several human studies, but there have been few reports involving small infants using an IVUC probe. We examined 15 pediatric patients undergoing congenital cardiac surgery using an 8-Fr AcuNav IVUC probe. We checked the cardiac anatomy, cardiac function pre-operatively and de-aeration before weaning from CPB; the surgical repairs were evaluated post-operatively. Although the IVUC probe has limitations associated with the monoplane, we found the IVUC probe to be useful in small infants and safer than the TEE.
Hye-Jin Kim; Jae-Yun Kim; Seung-Hoon Baek; Hae-Kyu Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-05-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Korean journal of anesthesiology     Volume:  58     ISSN:  2005-7563     ISO Abbreviation:  Korean J Anesthesiol     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101502451     Medline TA:  Korean J Anesthesiol     Country:  Korea (South)    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  480-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Yangsan, Korea.
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