Transesophageal echocardiography guidance for atrial-caval thrombus removal with the AngioVac system

Scott D. Miller, Daniel C. Lee, Bradley T. Dollar, Shawn R. Schepel, Alexander Shestopalov, William C. Culp

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Abstract

Thromboembolectomy is often guided with fluoroscopy. For intracardiac and great vessel thromboemboli, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can assess these thrombi, guide precise suction catheter placement, prevent intracardiac injury, and serve as a hemodynamic monitor. TEE can also be used to assess blood flow and thrombotic material reduction following embolectomy. TEE is a low-risk, high-value, real-time imaging modality that facilitates thromboembolectomy and increases patient safety.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalBaylor University Medical Center Proceedings
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2 2020

Keywords

  • Chronic thrombus
  • suction-directed catheter
  • thromboembolism
  • transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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