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Chirurgia 2012 October;25(5):365-70

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Transesophageal echocardiography change the management of cardiac surgery in selected patients. Case series

Ünver S. 1, Kazanci D. 1, Özkök A. 1, Güçlü Ç. Y. 1, Ebru Salman A. 2, Küçüker Ş. 3, Aksöyek A. 3, Vural K. 3, Birincioğlu L. 3

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Yuksek İhtisas Education and Research Hospital, Shhiye/Ankara, Turkey;
2 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Etlik Research and Training, Hospital Keçiören, Ankara, Turkey;
3 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Yüksek İhtisas Education and Resarch Hospital, Shhiye/Ankara, Turkey


The routine use of transesophageal ehocardiography (TEE) is a powerfull monitoring and diagnostic tool in cardiac surgery. Lack of proper training and cost are the limiting factors for the routine use of TEE intraoperatively. It is important for the clinician to make a decision about the usefulness of intraoperative TEE in groups oof selected patient. We want to present 5 cases in which intraoperative TEE use changed the planned surgical procedure. Transesaphageal echocardiography provided distinct real time images of the heart during cardiac surgery and monitor response to surgery in real time, in the five different patients with VSD, anular ring formation, atrial myxomas, mitrale valve disease combined with coronary artery disease and hydatid cyst, respectively.

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