Update on perioperative right heart assessment using transesophageal echocardiography.


Journal Article (Review)

PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: This review aims to summarize recent findings relevant for perioperative 2- and 3-dimensional imaging of the right heart with transesophageal echocardiography. Special attention is given to developments that are likely to affect future approaches for prevention and therapy of perioperative right heart failure. RECENT FINDINGS: Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography techniques are becoming more common for the evaluation of anatomy, volumes, and functional indices. SUMMARY: Right heart failure continues to contribute to morbidity and mortality in the context of cardiothoracic surgery. The advent and widespread clinical use of innovative tools permitting more accurate echocardiographic assessment of the right heart will open the door to renewed interest in novel therapeutic strategies.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bartels, K; Karhausen, J; Sullivan, BL; Mackensen, GB

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 341 - 351

PubMed ID

  • 24525287

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24525287

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-5596

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1089253214522326


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States