Added value of modified transoesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of atherosclerosis of the distal ascending aorta in cardiac surgery patients.

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AIMS Accurate visualization of the distal ascending aorta (DAA) can guide the surgical management and hence prevent dislodgment of atherogenic emboli during cardiac surgery. Conventional transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has a poor sensitivity; modified TEE was previously shown to accurately visualize atherosclerosis of the DAA. We studied the added… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/ehjci/jet257

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@article{Klomp2014AddedVO, title={Added value of modified transoesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of atherosclerosis of the distal ascending aorta in cardiac surgery patients.}, author={Wouter W Jansen Klomp and Linda Peelen and Sander J Spanjersberg and George J. Brandon Bravo Bruinsma and F. P. De Lange and Arnoud W J van't Hof and Karel G. M. Moons}, journal={European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging}, year={2014}, volume={15 6}, pages={623-30} }