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STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of cardiac index (CI) as measured by echo-transesophageal Doppler monitoring (echo-TDM) with CI measured by the transpulmonary thermodilution technique. DESIGN Prospective, observational study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS 16 patients scheduled for elective lung cancer resection. INTERVENTIONS(More)
INTRODUCTION Left ventricular (LV) dysfunction frequently occurs after cardiac surgery, requiring inotropic treatment and/or mechanical circulatory support. In this study, we aimed to identify clinical, surgical and echocardiographic factors that are associated with LV dysfunction during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in high-risk patients(More)
We report the occurrence of a bilateral pneumothoraces after unilateral central venous catheterization of the right subclavian vein in a 70-year-old patient. The patient had no history of pulmonary or pleural disease and no history of cardiothoracic surgery. Two days earlier, she had a median laparotomy under general and epidural anaesthesia. Prior to the(More)
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