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Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography for noncardiac surgery

Authors
John D Mitchell, MD
Feroze Mahmood, MD
Albert T Cheung, MD
Section Editor
Jonathan B Mark, MD
Deputy Editors
Nancy A Nussmeier, MD, FAHA
Susan B Yeon, MD, JD, FACC

INTRODUCTION

As intraoperative use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has evolved in cardiac surgery, anesthesiologists have found clinical applications for this technology in other perioperative settings [1,2]. This topic discusses the components of a focused TEE examination when intraoperative use is planned for procedure-specific indications.

Further details regarding the indications and complications of TEE use, as well as standard views, methods to optimize the quality of these views, and quantitative measurements to diagnose cardiac pathology, are available in other topics [2,3]:

(See "Transesophageal echocardiography: Indications, complications, and normal views".)

(See "Echocardiography essentials: Physics and instrumentation".)

(See "Hemodynamics derived from transesophageal echocardiography".)

                                

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