Bedside Cardiac Catheterization Using Transesophageal Echocardiographic Guidance

PETER R. KOENIG*, ANTHONY ROSSI, SAMUEL B. RITTER

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We describe for the first time the use of transesophageal echocardiography to guide cardiac catheterization performed at the bedside in the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit. The procedure was performed on a 2.6‐kg infant with ventricular and atrial septal defects after repair of coarctation of the aorta. Poor hemodynamic status prevented obtaining the required hemodynamic information from cardiac catheterization in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. Transesophageal echocardiography provided cardiac and vascular imaging, which helped guide catheter placement where the small size of the infant and the extensive thoracic postoperative bandages prevented obtaining the echocardiographic information from other windows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
JournalEchocardiography
Volume9
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

Keywords

  • bedside cardiac catheterization
  • infant
  • transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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