The Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

  • G. R. Sutherland


Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is rapidly gaining acceptance as a semi-invasive diagnostic approach in adults in whom an adequate precordial ultrasound examination is impossible due to lung disease, chest deformity or mechanical ventilation [1, 2]. Transoesophageal imaging is increasingly used as the approach of choice in the adult cardiac outpatient clinic for the investigation of atrial mass lesions [3], in the evaluation of mitral prosthetic valve function [4], in the assessment of endocarditis and its complications [5, 6] and in the evaluation of thoracic aortic pathology [7, 8]. However, little has yet been reported on its potential role in the evaluation of the complexities of congenital heart disease.


Congenital Heart Disease Pulmonary Vein Coronary Sinus Atrial Septal Defect Atrial Septum 
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