Intraoperative TEE of the Month - July 2017

published 2 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Venous air embolism during liver transplantation

This is doctor Julie Huff Meyer with our opening anesthesia intra operative T. E. case of the month for July 2017. Each month we feature an operative case which teaches or emphasizes an important aspect of basic intra operative T. E.. The patient featured this month is a 50 year old man with the past medical history of non alcoholics Diago hepatitis or Nash cirrhosis. Hypertension hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus. He presented for or the topic liver transplantation with the meld score of 18. The dissection phase of the liver transplant was complicated by hemorrhage with precipitous some profound hypotension that was refractory to treatment with epinephrine and norepinephrine intravenous bolus says. This hypertension progressed quickly to cardiovascular collapse requiring chest compressions and advanced resuscitation. A T. E. probe was place during ...

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