Accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for the measurement of the ascending aorta: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Kabirdas2010AccuracyOT,
  title={Accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for the measurement of the ascending aorta: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Deepa Kabirdas and Cristiana Scridon and Juan-Carlos Brenes and Adri{\'a}n V Hern{\'a}ndez and Gian M. Novaro and Craig Asher},
  journal={Clinical cardiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={502-7}
}
BACKGROUND There has been a substantial increase in the number of imaging studies performed to assess thoracic aortic pathology. We sought to determine the accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) compared to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for measuring ascending aortic size. HYPOTHESIS Transthoracic echocardiography is reasonably accurate for assessing ascending aortic dimension. METHODS Fifty-two patients with or without aortic disease underwent both TTE with nonstandard… CONTINUE READING

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