Tag: TEE

Mitraclip and TEE for MR

  European Heart Journal – Cardiovascular Imaging (2013) 14, 935–949.  Peri-interventional echo assessment for the MitraClip procedure.  Everest Clinical Trial results PPT Open Heart 2014;1:e000056. Two-year outcomes after percutaneous mitral valve repair with the MitraClip system: durability of the procedure and predictors of outcome. ASE Echo 2016: Percutaneous approaches to MR. UofMichigan PPT. 2015: The role

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Ventricular Assist Devices: Impella

“There’s an emergent case coming for impella placement.” Impella?  I’ve read about these devices and I’m familiar with managing patients on LVADs as well as providing anesthesia for LVAD placement.  But, I’ve never done an Impella on a critically unstable patient. YouTube video describing the purpose and placement of the Impella Cath Lab Digest: Overview

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Left atrial occlusion devices

Our hospital is starting to do more left atrial occlusion devices for people who have afib and aren’t able to tolerate blood thinners. Currently, two types are offered by our cardiologists: Watchman procedure (endocardial) vs Lariat procedure (epicardial). Lariat It look and acts similar to a lariat or lasso.  An external guide wire with a

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Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery from an anesthesiologist’s perspective. #cardiac #mitral #tee #minimallyinvasive #robot #anesthesia #meded

Surgically, more and more cases are performed through tiny incisions for minimal scarring.  Don’t let that underestimate the size of the procedure.  For example, mitral valve surgery is still a common procedure that involves a sternotomy (“cracking the chest”) and stopping the heart — it’s a big procedure.  However, surgeons have become adept at making

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Aortic valve replacement

As people get older, there’s a tendency for their valves to become calcified.  The calcifications cause narrowing of the main valve for blood flow out of the heart to the rest of the body. We took care of a patient the other day that had a very, very stenotic aortic valve.  The transthoracic echo stated

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I’ve started my cardiothoracic anesthesia fellowship. With the written board exam behind me, I can now focus on reading echo and cardiac anesthesia stuff. This weekend, I mapped out a 20 standard TEE views that I’d like to try. 4C (0) – overall look at the heart ME mitral commissural view (60) ME 2C (90)

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