Pamela Sears-Rogan

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Since the introduction of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to the operating room in the early 1980s,1-4 its effectiveness as a clinical monitor to assist in the hemodynamic management of patients during general anesthesia and its reliability to make intraoperative diagnoses during cardiac operations has been well established.5-26 In recognition of the(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the echocardiographic characteristics of pseudoaneurysm of the mitral-aortic intervalvular fibrosa, which is a rare and life-threatening complication of infective endocarditis. We have demonstrated the difference in clinical presentation and management of acute and chronic types of this pseudoaneurysm, together with a(More)
Introduction and Overview When expertly utilized, perioperative echocardiography can lead to improved outcome in patients requiring cardiovascular surgery and in those suffering perioperative cardiovascular instability. However, prior publications have not specified the requisite training for perioperative echocardiography. Therefore, the American Society(More)
Primary neoplasms of the cardiac valves are extremely rare. However, papillary fibroelastoma is the third most common primary tumor of the heart [Ann Thorac Surg 52 (1991) 1127]. These tumors can be found anywhere in the heart, but most commonly involve the cardiac valves [Ann Thorac Surg 52 (1991) 1127; McAllister HA, Fenoglio JJ. Tumors of the(More)
Joseph P. Mathew, MD, FASE, Kathryn Glas, MD, FASE, Christopher A. Troianos, MD, Pamela Sears-Rogan, MD, FASE, Robert Savage, MD, Jack Shanewise, MD, FASE, Joseph Kisslo, MD, FASE, Solomon Aronson, MD, FASE, and Stanton Shernan, MD, FASE, for the Council for Intraoperative Echocardiography of the American Society of Echocardiography, Durham, North Carolina,(More)
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), established in 1975, has long encouraged the assessment of quality in the practice of echocardiography. To that end it has published and continues to develop documents establishing guidelines for the practice of echocardiography (1–8). In 1995, the ASE published a series of recommendations specifically for(More)
Primary soft tissue sarcoma of the heart is encountered infrequently in clinical practice. Treatment is reported of an intracardiac malignant fibrous histiocytoma, consisting of maximal surgical resection followed by 5600 cGy of conventionally fractionated radiation therapy. Transesophageal echocardiograms done during follow-up were useful in assessing(More)
Transesophageal echocardiographic findings and their effect on disease management were evaluated in 216 patients with suspected cardiovascular source of emboli. Clinical and transesophageal echocardiographic findings were useful in defining pretest probability for finding a probable cardiovascular source of emboli on transesophageal echocardiography.