Cardiothoracic Imaging
Contents Anatomy Techniques Findings Cases References
P

N


Cardiac anatomy as seen transesophageal echocardiography




COMMENTS

Transesophageal echocardiography is performed by using a miniature high-frequency (5 MHz) ultrasound transducer mounted on the tip of a directable gastroscope-like tube about 12mm in diameter. Using topical mouth anesthesia and a little sedative, most individuals can swallow the probe without difficulty. Because the transducer lies in the lower esophagus in close direct fluid contact with the posterior of the heart, the images are superb since there is no interference by lung tissue.

More...


Audio notes




SHORTCUTS: See the Contents page for complete listing of all pages and topics.

   
Jump to top.
 
P

N



YSMInfo Library Calendar Directories Search YSM Home

Copyright 2004, Yale University School of Medicine. All rights reserved.
October 22, 1999 (PL)
v.003