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

Transesophageal echocardiography evaluation of the thoracic aorta


TA Patil1, Arno Nierich2 
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
Fortis Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
India

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.


How to cite this article:
Patil T A, Nierich A. Transesophageal echocardiography evaluation of the thoracic aorta.Ann Card Anaesth 2016;19:44-55


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Patil T A, Nierich A. Transesophageal echocardiography evaluation of the thoracic aorta. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Nov 30 ];19:44-55
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