Transesophageal echocardiography: first-line imaging for aortic diseases.

F. Yalçin, J. D. Thomas, D. Homa, F. A. Flachskampf

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is now commonly used to evaluate the thoracic aorta, because it is widely available and provides high-resolution images and flow information by Doppler. This article reviews the essential features on TEE of acute and chronic aortic diseases, such as aortic dissection, aneurysm, and atherosclerosis, and discusses its strengths, weaknesses, and indications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)417-418, 421
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2000
Externally publishedYes

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