Indications and guidelines for performance of transesophageal echocardiography in the patient with pediatric acquired or congenital heart disease: report from the task force of the Pediatric Council of the American Society of Echocardiography.

@article{Ayres2005IndicationsAG,
  title={Indications and guidelines for performance of transesophageal echocardiography in the patient with pediatric acquired or congenital heart disease: report from the task force of the Pediatric Council of the American Society of Echocardiography.},
  author={Nancy A. Ayres and Wanda C. Miller-Hance and Derek Alan Fyfe and John G. Stevenson and David J. Sahn and Luciana T Young and L. LuAnn Minich and Thomas R. Kimball and Tal Geva and Frank C Smith and Jack Rychik},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={91-8}
}
Over the past 15 years transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has assumed an integral role in the diagnosis and management of patients with acquired pediatric cardiovascular disorders and congenital heart disease (CHD). It is particularly suited to define complex anatomical structures, functional abnormalities, and flow disturbances that may not always be obtainable from transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) alone. TEE has become a standard imaging technology for patients with CHD undergoing… CONTINUE READING
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