Initial experience with live/real time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography

Koteswara R. Pothineni, Vatsal Inamdar, Andrew P. Miller, Navin C. Nanda, Naveen Bandarupalli, Preeti Chaurasia, James K. Kirklin, David C. McGiffin, Octavio E. Pajaro

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Abstract

A new tool has been recently introduced to the echocardiography armamentarium, live/real time three-dimensional (3D) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). In these cases, we describe our initial experience in 13 patients studied intraoperatively and in the echocardiography suite. This important technology promises improved anatomic definition, diagnostic confidence, and novel views of the complicated cardiovascular pathology encountered in common clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1099-1104
Number of pages6
JournalEchocardiography
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Aortic dissection
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Cardiac masses
  • Endocarditis
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Three-dimensional echocardiography
  • Three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography

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