Use of the monoplane intracardiac imaging probe in high-risk infants during congenital heart surgery.

Journal Article (Clinical Trial;Journal Article)

UNLABELLED: Imaging options are limited in high-risk infants with small or abnormal oropharyngeal anatomy during congenital heart surgery. METHODS: All cases in which the monoplane intracardiac echo probe was used for transesophageal intraoperative imaging over a 15-month period at a single institution were reviewed. RESULTS: Eleven patients underwent intraoperative imaging using the intracardiac probe. Patient weight ranged from 1.96 kg to 4 kg. Adequate images of the anatomy relevant to the surgical repair were obtained in all cases. No adverse events related to probe use occurred. CONCLUSION: Transesophageal echocardiography using the monoplane intracardiac echo probe provides safe and effective imaging in patients who are not candidates for standard transesophageal echocardiography.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Drinker, LR; Camitta, MGW; Herlong, JR; Miller, S; Lodge, AJ; Jaggers, J; Barker, PCA

Published Date

  • October 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 25 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 999 - 1003

PubMed ID

  • 18771552

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8175

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8175.2008.00719.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States