Biplane transesophageal echocardiography in the normal cat.

@article{Kienle1997BiplaneTE,
  title={Biplane transesophageal echocardiography in the normal cat.},
  author={R D Kienle and William P H Thomas and M Rishniw},
  journal={Veterinary radiology & ultrasound : the official journal of the American College of Veterinary Radiology and the International Veterinary Radiology Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={288-98}
}
Eight healthy, adult cats were examined with biplane transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Cats were sedated with a combination of diazepam and propofol and were examined using a 5 mm x 80 cm pediatric biplane TEE probe. Consistent images were obtained at three imaging depths within the esophagus. The caudal position provided satisfactory short-axis images of the left ventricle and heart base. The middle position provided the best long-axis views of the left atrium, left ventricle, and aorta… CONTINUE READING
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