However, CTA has similar diagnostic accuracy to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for the diagnosis of IE, and particular studies have demonstrated its superiority to TEE for the detection of perivalvular extension [3, 6].
But this is the first time the integration of computed tomography (CT) and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) has successfully been used for printing a hybrid 3D model of a patient's heart.
Detection of left atrial thrombus during routine diagnostic work-up prior to pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation: role of transesophageal echocardiography and multidetector computed tomography.
We believe that transesophageal echocardiography is an extremely useful tool, and it is now used widely for the detection of aortic diseases (5) because the entire thoracic aorta and left main coronary ostium can be viewed, and any aortic regurgitation can be easily seen.
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a valuable diagnostic tool that is used routinely to diagnose endocarditis (also called infective endocarditis (IE), endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner lining of the heart)and to evaluate the heart valves and heart function during open heart surgery.
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed to better visualize the aorta and revealed multiple aneurysms in the LMCA and the proximal portions of the left anterior descending and circumflex arteries that were partially thrombosed (Fig.
In experienced hands, transesophageal echocardiography is the diagnostic technique of choice for assessing traumatic myocardial or valvular injury (10) and should be utilized early if clinical suspicion of cardiac injury exists.