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Guidelines of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists and Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia for perioperative transesophageal echocardiography fellowship examination


1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Heartcenter, University Leipzig,Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
3 Department of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology, Medicity-The Medanta, Gurgoan, Haryana, India
4 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardio Neuro Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Anesthesia, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
7 Department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
8 Department of Anesthesia, SAL Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
9 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
10 Professor of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

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Kanchi Muralidhar
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.192626

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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 73-78

 

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During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE. The provision of "Fellowship" is by way of conducting IACTA - TEE fellowship (F-TEE) examination. This has been done annually for the past 7 years using well-established curriculums by accredited national and international societies. Now, with the transformation and reconstitution of IACTA education and research cell into the newly formed Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia, F-TEE is bound to meet international standards. To ensure that the examinations are conducted in a transparent and foolproof manner, the guideline committee (formulated in 2010) of IACTA has taken the onus of formulating the guidelines for the same. These guidelines have been formally reviewed and updated since 2010 and are detailed here to serve as a guide to both the examinee and examiner ensuring standardization, efficiency, and competency of the IACTA F-TEE certification process.






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1 Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Heartcenter, University Leipzig,Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
3 Department of Critical Care and Anaesthesiology, Medicity-The Medanta, Gurgoan, Haryana, India
4 Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Cardio Neuro Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
5 Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, G.B. Pant Hospital, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Anesthesia, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
7 Department of Anaesthesiology, SGPGIMS, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
8 Department of Anesthesia, SAL Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
9 Department of Anaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
10 Professor of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

Correspondence Address:
Kanchi Muralidhar
Department of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9784.192626

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During current medical care, perioperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become a vital component of patient management, especially in cardiac operating rooms and in critical care medicine. Information derived from echocardiography has an important bearing on the patient's outcome. The Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists (IACTA) has promoted the use of TEE during routine clinical care of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. An important mission of IACTA is to oversee training and certify anesthesiologists in the perioperative and intensive care use of TEE. The provision of "Fellowship" is by way of conducting IACTA - TEE fellowship (F-TEE) examination. This has been done annually for the past 7 years using well-established curriculums by accredited national and international societies. Now, with the transformation and reconstitution of IACTA education and research cell into the newly formed Indian College of Cardiac Anaesthesia, F-TEE is bound to meet international standards. To ensure that the examinations are conducted in a transparent and foolproof manner, the guideline committee (formulated in 2010) of IACTA has taken the onus of formulating the guidelines for the same. These guidelines have been formally reviewed and updated since 2010 and are detailed here to serve as a guide to both the examinee and examiner ensuring standardization, efficiency, and competency of the IACTA F-TEE certification process.






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