Omaha, Nebraska 68198

  • Major Adverse Cardiac Events


Elderly patients are the fastest growing surgical population and present with increased risk of postoperative cardiac problems, especially congestive heart failure. Diastolic dysfunction is common in the elderly population and increases the risk of major adverse cardiac events after surgery. This project will use dynamic measurements of diastolic filling pressures by echocardiography for goal-directed fluid and drug management during surgery to determine whether this reduces serious cardiac events related to diastolic dysfunction after surgery in this high-risk population.


Inclusion Criteria: - Age 70 years and older - Echocardiographic Evidence of Grade I, II or III LVDD on Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE) examination - Undergoing Vascular Surgery including but not limited to : Lower extremity bypass,Open abdominal aortic aneurysm repair Exclusion Criteria: - Patients with expected hospital stay < 24 hours - Inability to undergo TEE and Transesophageal Echocardiography(TTE) - Clinical evidence/suspicion of elevated Intercranial Pressure (ICP) - Preoperative shock or systemic sepsis - Emergency operation - American Society of Anesthesiologists Status V - Participation in another clinical trial - General Anesthesia not planned for procedure



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Principal Investigator
Sasha K Shillcutt, MD

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Omaha, Nebraska 68198
United States

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Date Processed: June 20, 2021

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