Intraoperative TEE of the Month - December 2013

published 7 years ago by Ed Nemergut and Robert Thiele (presented by the IARS)

Fontan physiology

This is doctor Julie huffed Meyer with our opening anesthesia intraoperative T. E. case of the month for December 2013. Each month we feature an operative case which teaches or emphasizes an important aspect of basic entropic of T. E.. Our case this month is a 31 year old woman who has a history of tricuspid atresia. She underwent a Blaylock Taussig shunt at age one to improve her pulmonary blood flow and then classic Fontan procedure at age 4. She did fairly well for several years as she grew through adolescence and her early twenties. In 2009 she required cardiac catheterization and percutaneous Fontan baffle leaks closure within occlusion device after pregnancy and childbirth. Over the past year especially the last 3 months our patients have increasing it with me is in the form of a troll flutter. Her right atrium has been noted to be severely dilated and she ...

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