Transesophageal echocardiographic guidance for surgical repair of aortic insufficiency in congenital heart disease.


A total of 14 patients with congenital heart disease underwent aortic valve repair, with transesophageal echocardiograms performed to determine severity, mechanism, and direction of aortic insufficiency (AI) jet to tailor the surgical approach. Patient age was 13 +/- 10 years, and accompanying diagnoses were: truncus arteriosus, subaortic stenosis… (More)


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