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Thursday 20 April 2023


The Association Of Anaesthetists
21 Portland Place London


£195 - Members
£120 - Trainee Members
£195 - Non-members
£97.50 - Retired Members


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Focused Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is valuable when unexplained life-threatening circulatory instability persists despite corrective therapy.

When available, Focused TOE examination should be considered, in non- cardiac surgery procedures, when patients are at increased risk of hemodynamic instability or ischemia. The increased risk of cardiac instability is either due to the nature of surgery (significant blood loss/fluid shifts including but not limited to liver transplant, other major abdominal surgery, redo major joint replacement) or due to major surgery in the presence of significant comorbidity like valvular or ischemic heart disease.

In this context TOE can be used as an additional monitor and point-of-care tool for real-time answers. The practitioner needs to weigh the potential added value of fOE against the known risks of TOE. The intended risks and benefits should be explained to the patient and explicit consent for fOE should be gained.


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