Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography: 5-year prospective review of impact on surgical management.

@article{Click2000IntraoperativeTE,
  title={Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography: 5-year prospective review of impact on surgical management.},
  author={Roger L. Click and Martin D. Abel and Hartzell Vernon Schaff},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2000},
  volume={75 3},
  pages={241-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (IOTEE), an important adjunct in many types of cardiac surgical cases, on the surgical decisions made perioperatively in adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS All adult patients who had cardiac surgery between 1993 and 1997 and who also had IOTEE were studied. New findings before and after cardiopulmonary bypass and alterations in the planned surgical procedure or management were… CONTINUE READING