Journal of The Indian Academy of Echocardiography & Cardiovascular Imaging

INTERESTING CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 220--222

Role of Point-of-care Ultrasonography in Cardiac Surgical Emergencies Like Left Ventricular Puncture


Mangesh Sudhakar Choudhari1, Pankaj Haridas Pohekar2 
1 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, JNMC, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Smt. B. K. Shah Medical Institute and Research Center, Vadodara, Gujrat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mangesh Sudhakar Choudhari
Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, JNMC, Wardha, Maharashtra
India

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is the application of emergency ultrasonography at the place of patient care to make immediate patient care decisions. POCUS has an important role to play in emergency medical departments because POCUS can shorten time between the onset of symptoms and definitive treatment. Chest tube drain insertion is a simple procedure and routinely practiced. Left ventricular (LV) puncture due to chest drain is a lethal complication of chest tube placement. Early diagnosis and management is essential to save the patient. This case highlights the role of emergency echocardiography in managing LV puncture due to misplaced chest drain and its advantages over contrast-enhanced computerized tomographic scanning. In this case, POCUS helped in finding quick answers to clinical doubts and helped in the management of emergent conditions.


How to cite this article:
Choudhari MS, Pohekar PH. Role of Point-of-care Ultrasonography in Cardiac Surgical Emergencies Like Left Ventricular Puncture.J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging 2020;4:220-222


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Choudhari MS, Pohekar PH. Role of Point-of-care Ultrasonography in Cardiac Surgical Emergencies Like Left Ventricular Puncture. J Indian Acad Echocardiogr Cardiovasc Imaging [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Nov 29 ];4:220-222
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