Abnormal postoperative interventricular motion: new intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic evidence supports a novel hypothesis.


Abnormal interventricular septal motion is a frequent finding after cardiac surgery. However, the time course and underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Nineteen patients, mean age 54 years (range 20 to 82 years), were studied with intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography at five specific times: with the chest closed (baseline), with the… (More)


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