Transcranial Doppler-guided deairing of a pediatric ventricular assist device: experience with twins

Erdös, Gabor; Kadner, Alexander; Hutter, Damian Marco; Eberle, Balthasar (2015). Transcranial Doppler-guided deairing of a pediatric ventricular assist device: experience with twins. A & A case reports, 4(1), pp. 5-7. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000108

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We report the intraoperative courses of 2 consecutive Berlin Heart Excor® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device implantations, in which transcranial Doppler ultrasonography helped to detect macroscopically undetected residual air bubbles captured in the pump after air removal had been correctly performed according to manufacturer's specifications. Our experience with these cases suggests that a beat-to beat deairing maneuver guided by transcranial Doppler is a useful strategy for reducing cerebral exposure to perioperative gaseous microembolism.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology (DINA) > Clinic and Policlinic for Anaesthesiology and Pain Therapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Cardiovascular Disorders (DHGE) > Clinic of Cardiovascular Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Erdös, Gabor; Kadner, Alexander; Hutter, Damian Marco and Eberle, Balthasar

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

2325-7237

Publisher:

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jeannie Wurz

Date Deposited:

23 Feb 2015 16:43

Last Modified:

23 Jan 2018 12:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1213/XAA.0000000000000108

PubMed ID:

25612271

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/63824

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