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Transesophageal Echo for a Patient With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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Transesophageal Echo for a Patient With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Submitted on 21 Apr 2018

Randon Ruff
South University
This poster was presented at AAAA National Conference
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Poster Abstract
A 23 year old female with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome presented to the OR for a diagnostic TEE under GETA for worsening symptoms of syncope. Ehlers-Danlos is a genetic disorder which causes collagen abnormalities throughout the body. These abnormalities cause fragility of different tissues and lead to hypermobility of joints and hyperextensibility of the skin (Dolan, 1980). Patients with this disease are at higher risk of clotting factor defects, heart, lung, and gastrointestinal problems (Longnecker, 2017). They are generally on chronic pain medication.


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Dolan, P., Sisko, F., Riley, E. (1980). Anesthetic Considerations for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Anesthesiology, 52(3), 266-269.
Longnecker, D. E., Newman, M. F., Mackey, S., Sandberg, W. S., & Zapol, W. M. (2017). Anesthesiology. New York: McGraw-Hill Education LLC.
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