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Transesophageal echocardiography in myocardial ischemia: a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10172641     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article reviews established as well as emerging fields in the application of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the investigation of myocardial ischemia. TEE already has a well defined and established role in stress echocardiography in patients with poor transthoracic acoustic window, and in the detection of intraoperative myocardial ischemia in cardiac and noncardiac surgery. The evaluation of right ventricular ischemia and infarction and the assessment of coronary flow reserve (CFR) are relatively new fields in the application of TEE and the potential of this technique has not yet been fully evaluated. The evidence collected and reviewed in this article is still preliminary but it presupposes a significant role of TEE in the diagnosis and pathophysiological assessment of myocardial ischemia.
M Kozàkovà; C Palombo; G Pittella; A Distante
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-07-25     Completed Date:  1996-07-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-94     Citation Subset:  T    
Institute of Clinical Physiology, University of Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Echocardiography, Transesophageal* / instrumentation,  methods
Monitoring, Intraoperative
Myocardial Ischemia / ultrasonography*
Sensitivity and Specificity

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