[Clinical application of echocardiography using a transesophageal approach].

  title={[Clinical application of echocardiography using a transesophageal approach].},
  author={Pascal Guéret and Benoit Diebold and Pierre P{\'e}ronneau and P. Ourbak and Jean Bensa{\"i}d},
  journal={Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux},
  volume={82 4},
Transesophageal echocardiography is a new method of cardiac imaging with well-defined indications. In view of the absence of hindering anatomical obstacle between the probe and cardiac structures, the images obtained are of high definition, especially as regards the atria and atrial appendages, the mitral, aortic and tricuspid valves and the thoracic aorta. Being easy to perform and little traumatic, this method can be used in ambulatory patients. It is also valuable in intensive care patients… CONTINUE READING