How Rescue Echocardiography Changed the Intraoperative Management of an Obese Patient with Refractory Hypotension?

Connie Wang, Kenneth Shelton, Vilma E. Ortiz

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Abstract

The value of perioperative echocardiography as a rescue tool to complement the clinical assessment of patients who develop hemodynamic instability during noncardiac surgery is becoming increasingly recognized. Several studies have demonstrated the utility of echocardiography in establishing a diagnosis during clinical emergencies. We present the case of an obese patient with refractory hypotension during laparoscopic gynecologic surgery in which rescue transesophageal echocardiography was pivotal in elucidating a diagnosis and changing the course of management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-393
Number of pages3
JournalA & A case reports
Volume6
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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