Use of Perioperative TransEsophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
"Introduction Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) as an imaging modality is instrumental in providing guidance in numerous cardiovascular (CV) surgical and percutaneous procedures. The capability to use TEE peri (pre, intra, and post)-operatively has become the cornerstone to successful outcomes after CV procedures.

For many decades, routine use of perioperative TEE has been an integral component of cardiothoracic surgery operating rooms (ORs).[1] However, with the recent advances in percutaneous transcatheter therapies, perioperative TEE has seen an unprecedented growth in its use in modern day cardiac catheterization laboratories and hybrid ORs.

The flexibility and ease with which we can routinely use two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) perioperative TEE has revolutionized procedural care in cardiology. The article describes in detail the use of Peri-operative TEE in Mitral valve surgeries, Aortic valve surgeries, Left ventricular assist device, Mitraclip, Vascular plug for paravalvular leaks, Left atrial appendage occlusion device, Septal occluder device"...

http://www.annals.in/article.asp?issn=0971-9784;year=2016;volume=19;issue=4;spage=576;epage=579;aulast=Arora
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