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Transesophageal echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8902376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents an overview of the benefits and efficacy of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the critically ill patient. The echocardiographic evaluation of ventricular function both regional and global, is discussed with special emphasis on ischemic heart disease; assessment of preload, interrogation of valvular heart disease (prosthetic and native) and its complications; endocarditis and its complications; intracardiac and extracardiac masses, including pulmonary embolism; aortic diseases (e.g., aneurysan, dissection, and traumatic tears); evaluation of patent foramen ovale and its association with central and peripheral embolic events; advancements in computer technology; and finally, the effect of TEE on critical care.
D T Porembka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care clinics     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0749-0704     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Care Clin     Publication Date:  1996 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-02-21     Completed Date:  1997-02-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507720     Medline TA:  Crit Care Clin     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  875-918     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia, University of Cincinnati College of Medicińe, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / physiopathology,  ultrasonography*
Critical Care
Echocardiography, Transesophageal* / instrumentation,  methods
Heart Defects, Congenital / ultrasonography

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