Role of transesophageal echocardiography in dissection of the aorta and evaluation of degenerative aortic disease.

  • R. Erbel
  • Published 1993 in Cardiology clinics


The combination of different ultrasound techniques such as transthoracic, suprasternal, subcostal, and TEE has a high sensitivity and specificity in the diagnosis of aortic dissection. Limitations of this combined ultrasound technique are related to the visualization of the ascending part of the aortic arch, which, because of the interposition of the… (More)


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