Successful Withdrawal of Biventricular Assist Devices After Assessment of Left Ventricular Function by Transesophageal Echocardiography and Automatic Border Detection

MICHA S. FEINBERG, VICTOR G. DAVILA‐ROMAN, WILLIAM E. HOPKINS, THOMAS L. SPRAY, JULIO E. PEREZ, BENICO BARZILAI

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Abstract

A case of cardiogenic shock after mitral valve repair that was successfully treated with a ventricular assist device is reported. Evaluation of left ventricular function performed on line by serial trans‐esophgeal echocardiography (TEE) with automatic border detection (ABD) showed improvement in left ventricular function from day 2 to day 6 (fractional area change 7% at day 2; 38% at day 6). TEE with ABD is a promising new approach for online evaluation of ventricular function, and has a promising role in determining the timing for successful removal of mechanical assist devices after surgical intervention.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-578
Number of pages4
JournalEchocardiography
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1994

Keywords

  • automatic border detection
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • ventricular assist device

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