Posts Tagged ‘Transesophageal echocardiography’

Cardiac Arrest after a Cesarean Section

Posted by • December 28th, 2012

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, a 43-year-old woman had bradycardia, hypotension, and apnea after cesarean section for placenta previa. Examination revealed pulseless electrical activity. Diagnostic procedures were performed, and management decisions were made. There are three varieties of emboli to be considered in an obstetrical emergency. A thrombotic pulmonary embolus belongs… Read More…

CIED Infections

Posted by • August 31st, 2012

Our latest review article in the Clinical Practice series is, “Infections of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices,” and comes from Drs. Larry Baddour, Yong-Mei Cha, and Walter Wilson at the Mayo Clinic. The use of CIEDs has increased in recent years, owing largely to the expansion of their functions and of indications for their use. Despite the… Read More…