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Transoesophageal echocardiography, sonoanatomy, and standard views 

Transoesophageal echocardiography, sonoanatomy, and standard views
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Transoesophageal echocardiography, sonoanatomy, and standard views
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Nick Fletcher

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10.1093/med/9780198749080.003.0006
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date: 09 July 2020

This chapter will describe the omniplane probe (with its scan planes) and indications, contraindications, and complications of transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), before defining a scheme for focused TOE assessment in a critically ill patient. It will highlight the cardiac structures that are best imaged using either transthoracic echocardiography or TOE, and outline specific clinical applications (including suspected aortic dissection, left atrial appendage thrombus, mitral disease, and right ventricular failure) that lend themselves to TOE assessment.

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