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Echocardiographic monitoring during induction of general anesthesia with a miniaturized esophageal probe.

Authors
  • Zimmermann, Peter
  • Greim, Clemens
  • Trautner, Herbert
  • Sagmeister, Ulrich
  • Kraemer, Katharina
  • Roewer, Norbert
Type
Published Article
Journal
Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Anesthesia & Analgesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2003
Volume
96
Issue
1
Identifiers
PMID: 12505917
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This study demonstrates that it is feasible and generally safe to introduce a miniaturized transesophageal echocardiography probe transnasally in awake cardiac risk patients to monitor cardiac performance during the induction of general anesthesia.

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