Echocardiographic evaluation of patients with blunt chest injury: Correlation with perioperative hypotension

J. C. Eisenach, M. Nugent, F. A. Miller, P. Mucha

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Abstract

We reviewed our experience with the anesthetic management of patients sustaining blunt chest trauma and with evidence of myocardial contusion by 2-D echo. Patients with abnormal 2-D echo examinations had an increased incidence of preoperative and intraoperative hypotension associated with an increased CVP. This suggests that preoperative 2-D echocardiography is a sensitive test for predicting which patients are likely to experience hypotension in association with an increased CVP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-366
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesiology
Volume64
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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