Goal-directed transesophageal echocardiography performed by intensivists to assess left ventricular function: comparison with pulmonary artery catheterization.

@article{Benjamin1998GoaldirectedTE,
  title={Goal-directed transesophageal echocardiography performed by intensivists to assess left ventricular function: comparison with pulmonary artery catheterization.},
  author={Ernest Benjamin and Kerry Griffin and Andrew B Leibowitz and Anthony R Manasia and John M. Oropello and Val{\'e}rie Geffroy and R Delgiudice and Jerry F Hufanda and Steven T. Rosen and Martin V. Goldman},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
OBJECTIVES Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a valuable procedure for assessing left ventricular (LV) function, but it has not been widely applied in critical care because of the limited number of intensivists who are trained in echocardiography. This prospective study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of training intensivists to perform a goal-directed, limited-scope TEE to assess LV function in critically ill patients using a pediatric monoplane TEE probe. A secondary goal was… CONTINUE READING