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The Implementation of a Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography Consult Service by Anesthesiologists

The Implementation of a Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography Consult Service by Anesthesiologists
Shillcutt, Sasha K., Ellis, Sheila J., Lisco, Steven J., Lyden, Elizabeth, Brakke, Tara R., Markin, Nicholas W., Thomas, Walker R., Walsh, Daniel P.
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.
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