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Rupture of Aortic Dissection During Attempted Transesophageal Echocardiography.
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PMID:  11442947     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) provides a rapid and accurate diagnosis in patients with dissection of the thoracic aorta. The procedure is considered to be safe. We report a case where rupture of a dissecting thoracic aneurysm occurred during attempted TEE in a patient, who had been clinically stable for 1 week. TEE was performed because aortic valve endocarditis was suspected, and the procedure did not include close surveillance of the blood pressure. Careful manipulation of the probe, adequate sedation, monitoring, and treatment of acute rises in blood pressure was recommended in patients with even a slight suspicion of dissection undergoing TEE. (ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, Volume 13, July 1996)
Authors:
Steen Dalby Kristensen; Hanne Ramlov Ivarsen; Henrik Egeblad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  1996 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-Jul-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  405-406     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University Department of Cardiology, Skejby Hospital, University Hospital of Aarhus, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.
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