The Utility of Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implant: A Case Report

Andrew Parks, Bennet George, Alexis Shafii, Mikel Smith, Maya Guglin
Immediate post-operative evaluation of patients who have received a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) can be a daunting task. We present a case of a 51-year-old female who developed ventricular tachycardia soon after returning from the operating theater and describe the role transesophageal echocardiogram played in helping prompt urgent and definitive treatment.