|Title:||Complications of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography in adult cardiac surgical patients - Experience of two institutions in Taiwan||Authors:||CHI-HSIANG HUANG
|Keywords:||Cardiac surgery; Complications; Transesophageal echocardiography||Issue Date:||2007||Publisher:||Scientific Communications International Ltd||Journal Volume:||106||Journal Issue:||1||Start page/Pages:||92-95||Source:||Journal of the Formosan Medical Association||Abstract:||
There is some safety concern about transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) when it is used routinely during cardiac operations. The purpose of this investigation was to study the incidence of intraoperative TEE-associated complications in adult cardiac surgical patients. The study population comprised 6255 consecutive adult cardiac surgical patients with intraoperative TEE examinations. TEE-associated complications occurred in 25 patients (0.4%). Most of these complications consisted of oropharyngeal mucosal bleeding (15/25, 60%). Esophageal perforation occurred in one patient. Two patients experienced upper gastrointestinal bleeding. Seven patients experienced dental injuries, and TEE probe insertion failed in 10 patients. We conclude that intraoperative TEE-associated complications in cardiac operations is very low; the complication rate we found was comparable to previously reported values. ? 2007 Elsevier & Formosan Medical Association.
|ISSN:||0929-6646||DOI:||10.1016/S0929-6646(09)60223-0||SDG/Keyword:||adult; aged; aorta valve replacement; article; clinical trial; coronary artery bypass graft; esophagus perforation; female; gastrointestinal hemorrhage; heart disease; human; major clinical study; male; mitral valve replacement; off pump coronary surgery; patient safety; pharynx hemorrhage; Taiwan; tooth injury; transesophageal echocardiography
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