Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 312--314

Transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis of inadvertant closure of Inferior Vena Cava opening during minimally invasive atrial septal defect closure


Kanwar A Baloria1, Marc St-Amand2, Biju S Pillai1, Nandini Selot1 
1 Department of Cardiac Sciences, Max Superspecialty Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada

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Kanwar A Baloria
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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is widely used in cardiac surgery. TEE provides important diagnostic and functional information before and after cardiopulmonary bypass thereby having a very important impact on perioperative clinical outcomes. We describe a case in which intraoperative TEE was instrumental in the timely diagnosis of inadvertant closure of the inferior vena cava (IVC) opening during minimally invasive surgical closure of atrial septal defect.


How to cite this article:
Baloria KA, St-Amand M, Pillai BS, Selot N. Transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis of inadvertant closure of Inferior Vena Cava opening during minimally invasive atrial septal defect closure.Ann Card Anaesth 2012;15:312-314


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Baloria KA, St-Amand M, Pillai BS, Selot N. Transesophageal echocardiography for diagnosis of inadvertant closure of Inferior Vena Cava opening during minimally invasive atrial septal defect closure. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 May 28 ];15:312-314
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