Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in General Anesthesia

Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in General Anesthesia Curr Anesthesiol Rep (2017) 7:273–282 DOI 10.1007/s40140-017-0221-x CARDIOVASCULAR ANESTHESIA (J FASSL, SECTION EDITOR) Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in General Anesthesia 1 1 1 Jacobo Moreno Garijo & Azad Mashari & Massimiliano Meineri Published online: 21 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017, corrected publication August/2017 Abstract safety profile but requires a significant initial manpower and Purpose of the Review Transesophageal echocardiography financial investment. While less expensive equipment has be- (TEE), a relatively non-invasive method, is an ideal intraop- come available, specific training is necessary and requires a erative monitoring tool. In this review, we evaluated all poten- significant time commitment. tial applications of TEE in general anesthesia. Recent Findings The uses of intraoperative TEE have ex- Keywords Transesophageal echocardiography panded over the years. TEE’s main application is in the intra- Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography operative assessment and monitoring of the cardiac function. . . Anesthesia Focus Cardiac ultrasound Its impact in clinical decision making has been demonstrated in non-cardiac surgery in the operating room and as a rescue in case of hemodynamic instability and cardiac arrest. TEE may also provide more complete quantitative hemodynamic mon- Introduction itoring of intracardiac pressures as the pulmonary artery cath- eter. Newer intraoperative TEE application Current Anesthesiology Reports Springer Journals

Role of Transesophageal Echocardiography in General Anesthesia

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