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Chest. 2003 Sep;124(3):1081-9.

Overview of transesophageal echocardiography for the chest physician.

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Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 1514 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans, LA 70121, USA. rmilani@ochsner.org

Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a growing technology that is frequently utilized in the critical care setting by intensivists, surgeons, anesthesiologists as well as specialists in cardiovascular diseases. The clinical application of TEE continues to emerge, and the indications and diagnostic utility of this technology as currently available are summarized in this review.

PMID:
12970041
DOI:
10.1378/chest.124.3.1081
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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