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