Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiogram Using an Intracardiac Ultrasound Catheter in a Congenital Heart Surgery: A Case Report

Costa, P.; Moura, C.; Areias, J. C.; Sousa, A. R.
December 2013
Pediatric Cardiology;Dec2013, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p1911
Academic Journal
Case Study
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during cardiac surgery is a routine procedure. The use of pediatric TEE probes is limited in small infants weighing less than 5 kg. Recent reports have shown the safety of monoplane intravascular ultrasound catheters in transesophageal echocardiograms. This report describes the case of a newborn with total anomalous pulmonary venous return who underwent cardiac surgery. A pre- and postbypass TEE examination was performed, with successful visualization of the cardiac anatomy and function and no complications.


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