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

Kamal Kajal, Sunder Negi, Rupesh Kumar

Keywords : Echocardiography, Mitral regurgitation, Pacing

Citation Information : Kajal K, Negi S, Kumar R. Post-cardiopulmonary Bypass Pacing: A Potential Pitfall in Assessment of Mitral Regurgitation. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2019; 7 (1):22-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1095

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


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.

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