Transesophageal echocardiography utilization in high-volume liver transplantation centers in the United States.

@article{Wax2008TransesophagealEU,
  title={Transesophageal echocardiography utilization in high-volume liver transplantation centers in the United States.},
  author={David B. Wax and Antonio Torres and Corey S Scher and Andrew B Leibowitz},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 6},
  pages={811-3}
}
OBJECTIVE Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during liver transplantation (LT) has been shown to be helpful in managing fluid therapy, monitoring myocardial function, and identifying intraoperative LT complications. The present study sought to investigate the current utilization of TEE by anesthesiologists during LT as well as issues of training and credentialing in this monitoring modality. DESIGN A survey distributed by electronic mail. SETTING LT centers in the United States in which… CONTINUE READING

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