Current practice patterns for adult perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in the United States.

@article{Morewood2001CurrentPP,
  title={Current practice patterns for adult perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in the United States.},
  author={Gordon H Morewood and Mary Elizabeth Gallagher and John P. Gaughan and Lydia A Conlay},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={1507-12}
}
TRANSESOPHAGEAL echocardiography (TEE) was first introduced to the operating room in 1980 when M-mode measurements of left ventricular diameter were used to monitor changes in myocardial function. The subsequent development, in the mid 1980s, of transesophageal transducers capable of real-time, two-dimensional imaging and color Doppler flow mapping resulted… CONTINUE READING