Is a pulmonary artery catheter needed if you have transesophageal echocardiography in a routine coronary artery bypass grafting?

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Abstract

Since the proliferation of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), many anesthesiologists have questioned the need for pulmonary artery catheters (PACs), particularly in routine coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgeries. Utilization of PACs still widely varies between anesthesiologists in cardiac surgery as there is no clear consensus in the literature. This chapter examines both sides of the debate by reviewing the clinical utility of PACs versus TEE, outcomes literature and published recommendations. Important considerations including PAC complications, costs and training are discussed as well.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationYou're Wrong, I'm Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319431697
ISBN (Print)9783319431673
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • Cardiac anesthesiology
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)
  • Pulmonary artery catheter
  • Pulmonary capillary wedge pressures (PCWP)
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Tanaka, C. Y., & Hui, J. (2016). Is a pulmonary artery catheter needed if you have transesophageal echocardiography in a routine coronary artery bypass grafting? In You're Wrong, I'm Right: Dueling Authors Reexamine Classic Teachings in Anesthesia (pp. 71-74). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43169-7_20