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.
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Nov 1994|
- automatic border detection
- transesophageal echocardiography
- ventricular assist device