What is intracardiac echocardiography ice?

What is intracardiac echocardiography ice?

Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) is a unique imaging modality able to provide high-resolution real-time visualization of cardiac structures, continuous monitoring of catheter location within the heart, and early recognition of procedural complications, such as pericardial effusion or thrombus formation.

What is an ice procedure?

Catheter-based intra-cardiac echocardiography (ICE) is an imaging modality similar to intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS). It allows imaging inside the heart to visualize cardiac structures and blood flow using Doppler imaging.

What is ice ultrasound?

ICE stands for intra-cardiac echocardiography. While similar to IVUS, transmitting ultrasound signals within the body, ICE is designed to image inside the heart using Doppler imaging. This allows the physicians to see structures and blood flow inside the heart.

How does an ice catheter work?

Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves to make picture of structures inside the heart. Intracardiac echocardiogram (ICE) is a catheter-based form of echocardiography that gathers images from within the heart, rather than by gathering images of the heart by sending sound waves through the chest wall.

Why is a transesophageal echocardiogram performed?

A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a special type of echocardiogram. It is usually done when your doctor wants to look more closely at your heart to see if it could be producing blood clots. Like an echocardiogram, the TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to examine the structures of the heart.

How is ICE catheter inserted?

The intracardiac echocardiographic catheter is inserted through a vascular sheath following central venous catheterization [1]. The tip of the ICE catheter is usually positioned within right heart chambers and coronary sinus [2], although left atrial imaging is possible after atrial septal puncture [3].

Which injection is given directly into heart?

Intracardiac injections are injections that are given directly into the heart muscles or ventricles. They can be used in emergencies, although they are rarely used in modern practice.

What are the risks of a transesophageal echocardiogram?

Possible risks of TEE include:

  • Breathing problems.
  • Heart rhythm problems.
  • Bleeding.
  • Injury to the teeth, mouth, throat or esophagus.

What drugs prevent heart attacks?

Antiplatelets (Aspirin, ASA, acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel, dipyridamole, ticlopidine) Antiplatelets help stop dangerous blood clots from forming. This can reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. Aspirin is the most common antiplatelet.

What is injected into the heart to stop it from beating?

Adrenaline injections have been commonly used during CPR for cardiac arrest for more than 60 years, without clear evidence if it is helpful or harmful.