Vital Signs

June 7, 2017

Annemarie Thompson, MD

Dr. Annemarie Thompson
Residency Program Director

We’re almost to the end of the academic year! This time of year is exciting as the academic year comes to an end and is jam-packed as conferences occur, graduations take place, and year-end celebrations transpire. Two weeks ago, I was in Atlanta for SCA’s ECHO Week, followed by a quick trip to UCSF to take part in the first ‘Celebrating Women in Anesthesia.’ I had the opportunity to join a panel with Drs. Sue Carlisle, Harriet Hopf and Jeanine Wiener-Kronish, where we spoke about our careers and the paths we took to get there. It was a great event to continue the conversation of women leaders in anesthesiology.

Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate the house staff and faculty at the Durham Bulls game this past weekend. The Paw Sox won, but it was a great night for all and the fireworks were definitely the highlight of the week for my kids. The fellows were celebrated at their graduation the following day at the Washington Duke Inn, and the interns are on vacation this week in preparation for their transition to anesthesia with the start of CA-1 orientation on Monday. The other residents have not been left out: mock orals are next Tuesday and of course, graduation on Saturday, June 17th! Hope to see you all there!

Did you know the Clinical Dashboard is live and updated every Saturday night? Make sure to check out your clinical dashboard! Download the free table Tableau Reader here for quick access. Once you log in with your usual net id and password, you’ll see a black screen. Click on yourself in the drop down menu on the right side of the screen, you’ll be able to see PACU length of stay, ASA classes, number of records per service and over time, as well as anesthesia techniques and OR hours over time. We’ll be adding more clinical data over time, so be sure to check back often. The data is updated automatically through EPIC every Saturday night. Save this link to access your dashboard.

Have a great week!


John Gamble, MD

Presented at SCA 2017

Minimally Invasive Repair of a Double Orifice Mitral Valve

John F. Gamble, MD, Eun J. Eoh, MD, Donald Glower, MD, Nicole R. Guinn, MD

Introduction: Congenital anomalies of the mitral valve are rare and can be associated with variable changes in valvular function. Double orifice mitral valve (DOMV) is a congenital anomaly in which the mitral valve is composed of a single fibrous annulus with two orifices opening into the left ventricle, often associated with an abnormality of the papillary muscles and/or chordae tendineae1. The clinical presentation varies, depending on the degree of associated stenosis or regurgitation, as well as the presence of additional cardiac anomalies2. We present a case of a patient with nonrheumatic mitral insufficiency undergoing elective mitral valvuloplasty via Heartport, found to have a complete bridge type DOMV.

Case Presentation: A 63-year-old male with history of hiatal hernia and esophageal Schatzski ring was found to have severe mitral regurgitation during evaluation of dyspnea on exertion and scheduled for mitral valve repair. Preoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) showed mildly decreased left ventricular function and mitral valve with bileaflet prolapse and severe regurgitation.

Given the patient’s history of a symptomatic Schatzski ring, we placed a pediatric transesophageal probe. Initial images revealed the presence of moderate mitral regurgitation with two individual eccentric jets. Surgical exposure via thoracotomy revealed a congenital DOMV with presence of a complete fibrous bridge (Figure 1). The surgeon elected to preserve the fibrous band and mitral valvuloplasty was performed with a 34mm Simulus Ring. Postprocedure echocardiographic images demonstrated trivial regurgitation of the repaired valve. Postoperative recovery was uneventful and the patient was discharged to home on POD 4.

Discussion: DOMV is a rare congenital cardiac anomaly resulting in two orifices opening into the left ventricle. Clinical presentation of DOMV varies and depends on the presence of concomitant cardiac anomalies, as well as degree of mitral valve dysfunction, with valvular insufficiency more common than stenosis2.

Diagnosis of DOMV may be accomplished via 2D TTE. Our preoperative TTE noted eccentric anterior and posterior directed jets, and intraoperative TEE demonstrated two anterograde flows through the mitral valve, which are pathognomonic for DOMV. Unfortunately, our ability to characterize the morphology of the valve via intraoperative TEE was limited by the use of a pediatric transesophageal probe; therefore, it was through direct visualization that the isolated, complete fibrous bridge was identified. In conclusion, we report a rare case of complete bridge type DOMV without concomitant anomalies that underwent a successful minimally invasive repair.

Chief Residents 2016

CENTRAL LINE :: 5/14 – 5/20

Weekend Days

This weekend: (5/13) Reskallah, Devinney, (5/14) Reskallah, Cobert
Next weekend: (5/20-21): Seifert, Donald

Night Float

This week (Sat PM 5/13 – Fri AM 5/19): Hulsey, Chen
Next week (Sat PM 5/20 – Fri AM 5/26): Overmon, Castro

Friday Night Call

This Friday (5/12): Seifert, Cobert
Next Friday (5/19): Thapa, Fox

Liver Call Weekend (pager: 7320)

This weekend (Fri PM 5/12 – Sun PM 5/14): Doshi
Next weekend (Fri PM 5/19 – Sun PM 5/21): Mangan

Liver Call Weekday (pager: 7320)

Liver day (Mon AM 5/15-Fri PM 5/19): Crowgey
Liver night (Sun PM 5/14 – Fri AM 5/19): Reskallah

OB Weekend

Saturday 5/13 AM: Jia
Saturday 5/13 PM: Pleticha
Sunday 5/14 AM: Seifert

Saturday 5/20 AM: Anderson
Saturday 5/20 PM: Pleticha
Sunday 5/21 AM: Thapa

ASC (CA-1s)

This Friday (5/12): Chen, Mangubat
Next Friday (5/19): Donald, Mangubat

Simulator (4-6 p.m. — page charge CRNA *7853 to ask for relief at 3:45 p.m.)
*These are mandatory sessions*

Mon (5/15): Garrett, Li

Functional Pagers

CA3 on call pager (970-9313) is covered by CA3 on general OR call.
Liver call pager (970-7320) is always covered.

Have a good week!

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DARE Resident Directors

Dr. Annemarie Thompson (Program Director): TBD
Dr. Ankeet Udani (Program Assistant Director): TBD

Jessica Burkhart (Senior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office
Shelby Schultz (Junior Program Coordinator): Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 p.m. in HAFS office

Don’t forget to register for the Transition to Practice joint conference with UNC!

Duke Health wants to showcase our residents online! Please contact Jennifer Schwabel and Jessica Burkhart if you’re interested in creating a video for your physician profile page! Check out Dr. Thomas Buchheit’s profile video for a great example.

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This Week in Lectures

CA 1 (5/16): No Lecture

CA 2/3 (5/17): Geriatric Jeopardy with Dr. Ellen Flanagan

Thursday (5/18): Journal Club with Dr. Ankeet Udani

Next Week in Lectures

CA 1 (5/23): Managing Diabetes with Dr. Beatrice Hong

CA 2/3 (5/24): Efficiency in Ambulatory Surgery with Dr. Stephen Klein

Thursday (5/25): Basic Recognition of Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult with DR. Brandi Bottiger

Private practice group in Lewes Beach Delaware is expanding! See Dr Jay Hutson’s email in the jobs box account for more details about the job and how to reach him.

Emory is expanding faculty – high risk OB, peds, cards, thoracic, general cases, etc. Contact Dr Bola Faloye, 2013 alumni, for more information. Contact information is in box account!

To view the complete list of job postings, visit the Box Account. Email Shelby or Jessica to get added!

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