Emerging Concepts in Transesophageal Echocardiography

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

Introduced in 1977, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) offered imaging through a new acoustic window sitting directly behind the heart, allowing improved evaluation of many cardiac conditions. Shortly thereafter, TEE was applied to the intraoperative environment, as investigators quickly recognized that continuous cardiac evaluation and monitoring during surgery, particularly cardiac operations, were now possible. Among the many applications for perioperative TEE, this review will focus on four recent advances: three-dimensional TEE imaging, continuous TEE monitoring in the intensive care unit, strain imaging, and assessment of diastolic ventricular function.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Maxwell, C; Konoske, R; Mark, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 /

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1759-796X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2046-1402

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.12688/f1000research.7169.1

Citation Source

  • Scopus