Immediate post-operative evaluation of patients who have received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) can be a daunting task. We present a case of a 51-year-old female who developed ventricular tachycardia soon after returning from the operating theatre and describe the role transesophageal echocardiogram played in helping prompt urgent and definitive treatment.
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Parks, Andrew; George, Bennet; Shafii, Alexis; Smith, Mikel; and Guglin, Maya
"The Utility of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant: A Case Report,"
The VAD Journal:
Vol. 2, Article 22.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/vad/vol2/iss1/22