The Implementation of a Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography Consult Service by Anesthesiologists

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Abstract

We describe a preoperative transthoracic echocardiography consult service led by anesthesiologists. The implementation process and the patient cohort are described. Preoperative transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were mostly performed in patients undergoing intermediate-or high-risk noncardiac surgery and in patients with a higher calculated mortality risk. All transthoracic echocardiographic examinations were interpreted by anesthesiologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1479-1481
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume125
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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