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Imaging of the coronary arteries by transesophageal echocardiography.
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PMID:  2627438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Detection of the proximal left and right coronary arteries is possible by transesophageal echocardiography with rather high frequencies. The proximal left coronary artery can be detected in 86% of patients and the proximal right in 82%. Precise identification of obstructive disease is possible but is confounded by heart movement and as yet inadequate criteria for its presence to make this routinely clinically possible. It is also possible to detect flow within these vessels with conventional pulsed or Doppler color flow methods. Given recent improvements in system performance, it is likely that adequate descriptors of proximal coronary anatomy and obstruction will be likely with these approaches.
F B Pearce; K H Sheikh; N P deBruijn; J Kisslo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0894-7317     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Publication Date:    1989 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-04-26     Completed Date:  1990-04-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8801388     Medline TA:  J Am Soc Echocardiogr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  276-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.
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MeSH Terms
Arterial Occlusive Diseases / diagnosis*
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*
Echocardiography, Doppler / methods*

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