Transesophageal echocardiography: A complementary view of the heart

Eustachio Agricola, Michele Oppizzi, Giulio Melisurgo, Alberto Margonato

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Transesophageal echocardiography has been widely used as a diagnostic tool during the past two decades to detect cardiac abnormalities that are not visible or poorly visible with transthoracic echocardiography. At present, transesophageal echocardiography is a cornerstone of modern diagnosis of several cardiac diseases, providing diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic information. In this review, the present status of transesophageal echocardiography not only as a diagnostic tool, underlining its effects on clinical decision making, but also as a monitoring adjunct for many interventional cardiac procedures is examination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-75
Number of pages15
JournalExpert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2004


  • Acute cardiac syndrome
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cardiac embolism
  • Endocarditis
  • Interventional cardiac procedures
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Prosthetic valves
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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