TITLE

Transesophageal Imaging and Interventions

AUTHOR(S)
Marchiondo, Kathleen
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2007, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on transesophageal imaging, an invasive procedure in which a monitoring probe or transducer attached to the end of a flexible catheter is inserted orally by way of an endoscope and advanced to the esophagus. The procedure is often used in the study of the atria, atrial appendages and aorta. The most common uses of the procedure are to rule out or evaluate infective endocarditis, identify sources of ischemic emboli and determine risk of stroke associated with cardioversion.
ACCESSION #
24832910

 

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