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Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography: diagnosing intraoperative pulmonary artery thrombus.
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PMID:  21297142     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 61-year-old patient with the diagnosis of acute heart failure based on severe mitral valve insufficiency due to chordae rupture was scheduled for surgery. Intraoperatively, a standard two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiogram (2D-TEE) examination, revealed severe mitral valve regurgitation due to a prolaps with chordal rupture and an echo dense structure in the pulmonary artery (PA). Because it was not possible to visualize this echo dense structure fully with 2D-TEE we performed a three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiogram (3D-TEE). On the basis of the clear demonstration on 3D-TEE of an at least 6-cm thrombus in the PA we decided to remove the thrombus prior to proceeding with the mitral valve repair. We conclude that 3D-TEE can alter surgical management and provide more valuable information on PA thrombus than that obtained by 2D-TEE. Keywords: Pulmonary artery thrombus; 3D-TEE.
Thierry V Scohy; Christian Lüthen; Jackie McGhie; Frans Oei
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-5
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Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-7     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anaesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Room Bd 581, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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