Published Articles

These articles have been published in a variety of acclaimed industry publications, written by UNMC Department of Anesthesiology faculty members.

Intraoperative diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolus by transesophageal echocardiogram. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Tara Brakke, Candice Montzingo. Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Achalasia-induced left atrial compression diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Ellen Roberts. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia

Transthoracic echocardiography: training options for practicing physicians. Authors: Tara Brakke, Georges Desjardins, Sasha Shillcutt, Daniel Vezina, Candice Montzingo Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 

Free-floating intracardiac mass after cardiopulmonary bypass for aortic valve replacement. Authors: Tara Brakke, Ankit Agrawal, Kimberly Harden, Sasha Shillcutt, Candice Montzingo. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia

Use of rapid "rescue" perioperative echocardiography to improve outcomes after hemodynamic instability in noncardiac surgical patients. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Nicholas Markin, Candice Montzingo, Tara Brakke. Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography diagnosis of rare source of right ventricular failure after heart transplant. Authors: Nicholas Markin, Candice Montzingo, Sasha Shillcutt, Tara Brakke. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia

Transesophageal echocardiography findings in transvenous lead extraction. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Thomas Schulte. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia.

Echo didactics: a comparison of basic transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography views in the perioperative setting. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Julian Bick. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia

Transesophageal echocardiography examination for percutaneous right ventricular assist device placement. Authors: Thomas Schulte, John Um, Sasha Shillcutt. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia

Let's talk: a multidisciplinary approach to cardiothoracic surgical planning. Author: Sasha Shillcutt. Published in the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography

Perioperative management of two patients with left ventricular assist devices presenting for non-cardiac surgery in the prone position. Anesth Analg Case Reports March 2012;2:70-73. Authors: Megan Chacon, Emily Hattrup, Sasha Shillcutt

Echocardiography-based hemodynamic management of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction: a feasibility and safety study. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Candice Montzingo, Ankit Agrawal, Maseeha Khaleel, Stacey Therrien, Walker Thomas, Thomas Porter, Tara Brakke. Published in Echocardiography.

The role of perioperative echocardiography in pre-operative assessment. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Walker Thomas. Published in the SPAQI Newsletter.

The safety of transesophageal echocardiography in subjects undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation. Authors: Nicholas Markin, Archit Sharma, Wendy Grant, Sasha Shillcutt. Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

Fulminant myocarditis: the role of perioperative echocardiography. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Walker Thomas, James Sullivan, Amy Duhachek-Stapelman. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia.

The development of a perioperative echocardiography consult service: the Nebraska experience. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Tara Brakke, Walker Thomas, Thomas Porter, Steven Lisco. Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia

Inhaled milrinone after left ventricular assist device implantation. Authors: Nicholas Haglund, Adam Burdorf, Tara Jones, Valerie Shostrom, John Um, Timothy Ryan, Sasha Shillcutt, Patricia Fischer, Zachary Cox, Eugenia Raichlin, Brian Lowes, Ioana Dumitru. Published in the Journal of Cardiac Failure.

The association of intraoperative TEE findings during orthotopic liver transplantation with postoperative major adverse cardiac events. Authors: Sasha Shillcutt, Kyle Ringenberg, Megan Chacon, Tara Brakke. Candace Montzingo, Elizabeth Lyden, Thomas Schulte, Thomas Porter, Steven Lisco. Published in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia.

Three-Dimensional transesophageal echocardiographic diagnosis of acute atrioventricular valve thrombosis in a patient with a single ventricle undergoing implantation of a ventricular assist device. Authors: Renata Miketic, Sasha Shillcutt. Published in Anesthesia and Analgesia.