The purpose of this study was to compare the accuracy of multiplane and biplane transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortic dissection and aortic intramural hematoma. Forty-one patients with suspected aortic dissection were evaluated in the study. Multiplane and biplane transesophageal echocardiography had excellent and similar accuracy (100%) in the evaluation of aortic dissection (23 cases) and aortic hematoma (4 cases). However multiplane transesophageal echocardiography improved the visualization of coronary arteries and aortic arch and facilitated the correct alignment with the true short (41.81 ± 21°) and long (122 ± 9.5°) axes of the ascending aorta, through the assessment of oblique views.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging