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Transesophageal echocardiography evaluation of the thoracic aorta


1 Seniore Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist Intensivist, Isala Sophia, Zwolle, Netherlands

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T A Patil
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.192623

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 44-55

 

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can be used to identify risk factors such as aortic atherosclerosis [2] before any sort of surgical manipulations involving aorta and its related structures. TEE has become an important noninvasive tool to diagnose acute thoracic aortic pathologies. TEE evaluation of endoleaks helps early detection and immediate corrective interventions. TEE is an invaluable imaging modality in the management of aortic pathology. TEE has to a large extent improved the patient outcomes.






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1 Seniore Consultant, Department of Anaesthesia, Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologist Intensivist, Isala Sophia, Zwolle, Netherlands

Correspondence Address:
T A Patil
Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.192623

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can be used to identify risk factors such as aortic atherosclerosis [2] before any sort of surgical manipulations involving aorta and its related structures. TEE has become an important noninvasive tool to diagnose acute thoracic aortic pathologies. TEE evaluation of endoleaks helps early detection and immediate corrective interventions. TEE is an invaluable imaging modality in the management of aortic pathology. TEE has to a large extent improved the patient outcomes.






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