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Williams syndrome is a complex syndrome characterized by developmental abnormalities, craniofacial dysmorphic features, and cardiac anomalies. Sudden death has been described as a very common complication associated with anesthesia, surgery, and procedures in this population. Anatomical abnormalities associated with the heart pre-dispose these individuals(More)
Communicating with sensors has long been limited either to wired connections or to proprietary wireless communication protocols. Using a ubiquitous and inexpensive wireless communication technology to create Sensor Area Networks (SANs) will accelerate the extensive deployment of sensor technology. Bluetooth, an emerging, worldwide standard for inexpensive,(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW With the graying of the Western population, there is a continuous increase in the proportion of elderly patients undergoing surgical procedures. Geriatric anesthesia is emerging from a 'subspecialty' to the mainstream of today's anesthesia and perioperative care. Much has been written on anesthesia for the elderly, but this review will(More)
The Corventis NUVANT™ Mobile Cardiac Telemetry system is an innovative solution in the field of continuous monitoring of symptomatic and asymptomatic cardiac abnormalities to help physicians diagnose and treat non-lethal cardiac arrhythmias. As an FDA cleared product on the market for more than 2 years, the collected body of patient data represents a unique(More)
BACKGROUND Assessment of mitral regurgitation (MR) severity by echocardiography is important for clinical decision making, but MR severity can be challenging to quantitate accurately and reproducibly. The accuracy of effective regurgitant orifice area (EROA) and regurgitant volume (RVol) calculated using two-dimensional (2D) proximal isovelocity surface(More)
No specific regimen has been universally accepted as ideal for procedural sedation during cardiac catheterization in infants and children. In this paper, we retrospectively describe our preliminary experience with a continuous infusion of dexmedetomidine and propofol for sedation during cardiac catheterization in children with congenital heart disease. The(More)
Communicating with sensors has long been limited either to wired connections or to proprietary wireless communication protocols. Using a ubiquitous and inexpensive wireless communication technology to create Sensor Networks will accelerate the extensive deployment of sensor technology. Ultra Wide Band (UWB), an emerging, worldwide standard for low power,(More)
Cardiac injury from cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a rare phenomenon. A 72-year-old women following elective mitral valve repair suffered cardiac arrest (pulseless electrical activity). Post-resuscitation transoesophageal echocardiogram (Fig. 1) revealed a rupture of the anterior papillary muscle of the tricuspid valve (Fig. 2). She underwent emergency(More)