Echocardiography, Transesophagealutilization Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures
Cyprus Medical Journal, v. 11, n. 3, 1993 [pg.16,18-19]
Transesophageal echocardiography is a useful technique. It produces high-resolution images of the heart and allows for problem-solving without heart catheterization or much more patient preparation. It is an established, relatively short, low-risk outpatient examination with no major contraindications for the typical cardiovascular patient. Before using transesophageal echocardiography, the cardiologist must become familiar with new tomographic anatomic sections and image orientation indications and complications.