Relation between the incidence, location, and extent of thoracic aortic atherosclerosis detected by transesophageal echocardiography and the extent of coronary artery disease by angiography.

@article{Gu2011RelationBT,
  title={Relation between the incidence, location, and extent of thoracic aortic atherosclerosis detected by transesophageal echocardiography and the extent of coronary artery disease by angiography.},
  author={Xiaoyan Gu and Yihua He and Zhi-an Li and Michael Christopher Kontos and Walter H J Paulsen and James Arrowood and George Wayne Vetrovec and J V Ian Nixon},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 2},
  pages={175-8}
}
Atherosclerotic lesions in the thoracic aorta detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have been correlated with coronary artery disease (CAD). We determined whether simple or complex aortic plaques seen on transesophageal echocardiogram correlated with extent, location, and severity of CAD. The study population consisted of 188 patients who… CONTINUE READING