Intraoperative Monitoring of Pulmonary Artery Physiology With Transesophageal Echocardiography in a Patient With an Extensive Pulmonary Aneurysm Undergoing Partial Nephrectomy.

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Journal Article

Surgical patients with pulmonary hypertension present a significant challenge to the anesthesiologist. Continuous perioperative monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressure is recommended and most often accomplished with a PA catheter. Placement of a PA catheter may be difficult or contraindicated, and in these cases, transesophageal echocardiography is a useful alternative to monitor dynamic PA physiology. In this case, we used intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography to detect changes in peak PA pressure and guide clinical treatment in a patient with pulmonary hypertension and an extensive PA aneurysm undergoing partial nephrectomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Plakke, MJ; Maxwell, CD; Bottiger, BA

Published Date

  • September 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 108 - 111

PubMed ID

  • 27580409

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27580409

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2325-7237

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000359

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States