The Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Adolescents and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
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 , in the evaluation of mitral prosthetic valve function , 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.
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