Transesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of myocardial ischemia during vascular surgery.

  title={Transesophageal echocardiographic monitoring of myocardial ischemia during vascular surgery.},
  author={Bruce L. Gewertz and P C Kremser and Christopher K. Zarins and J. Stanley Smith and John E. Ellis and Steven B. Feinstein and Michael F. Roizen},
  journal={Journal of vascular surgery},
  volume={5 4},
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was used to detect segmental ventricular wall motion abnormalities (SWMAs) associated with ischemia in 49 high-risk patients who had 50 major vascular procedures, including 23 infrarenal aortic, five suprarenal aortic, 14 carotid, seven distal, and one axillofemoral reconstructions. A modified gastroscope tipped with an echocardiographic transducer was inserted into the esophagus and positioned behind the heart to obtain a reproducible cross-sectional view… CONTINUE READING
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