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Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography for Thoracic Surgery

  • Massimiliano MeineriEmail author
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Abstract

The use of TEE outside of the cardiac operating room has significantly increased over the last few years. Thoracic surgery is naturally becoming an exciting field for the application of this powerful technology for more than one reason. In fact, in many institutions cardiac anesthetists, most of whom are TEE trained, provide their services to thoracic surgery. Moreover, the physiology of cardiopulmonary interaction, the growing number of combined cardiothoracic operations, and the increasing complexity of patients’ pathologies create the need for the complete intraoperative monitoring of cardiac function.

Keywords

Thoracic surgery Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) TEE probe insertion TEE for lung transplant TEE for pulmonary embolectomy 

Supplementary material

Video 30.1

Case discussion. Mid-esophageal four-chamber view, zoom on mitral valve, with color Doppler (M4V 4247 kb)

Video 30.2

Case discussion. Mid-esophageal aortic valve long axis view: color Doppler of the LVOT and mitral valve (M4V 3092 kb)

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  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaToronto General Hospital, University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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