Post-cardiopulmonary Bypass Pacing: A Potential Pitfall in Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation

Sunder Negi, Rupesh Kumar, Krishna P Gourav, Subhrashis G Niyogi, Kamal Kajal
2019 Journal of Perioperative Echocardiography  
Temporary pacing acts as an essential modality for maintaining hemodynamic stability in some life-threatening arrhythmias developed after cardiac surgery. We hereby discuss a case of partial balanced atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) in which temporary pacemaker acted as a potential pitfall in the assessment of mitral regurgitation (MR). This case highlights the impact of pacing mode on MR severity and hence influencing perioperative decision-making after intracardiac repair.
doi:10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1095 fatcat:6xhrsrjwcvhwpj3vh3liqf3lvu