Appropriate utilization of transesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Rao2009AppropriateUO,
  title={Appropriate utilization of transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Gowtham Adamane Rao and Nitin V Sajnani and Lisa L Kusnetzky and Michael L. Main},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={103 5},
  pages={727-9}
}
Appropriateness criteria for echocardiography were recently published and classify potential procedural indications as appropriate (scores of 7 to 9), uncertain (scores of 4 to 6), or inappropriate (scores of 1 to 3). The rate of the appropriate utilization of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in clinical practice is unknown. The aim of this study was to determine the appropriate utilization rate of TEE in a large consecutive patient series. A retrospective review of consecutive patients… CONTINUE READING

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