Transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of diseases of the thoracic aorta: Part II - Atherosclerotic and traumatic diseases of the aorta

Howard J. Willens, Kenneth M. Kessler

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Abstract

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has provided an accurate new window for the evaluation of diseases of the thoracic aorta. Experience with TEE has led to an increased recognition of atherosclerosis of the thoracic aorta as a source of cerebral and systemic embolism. Certain features of aortic plaque morphology detected by TEE may prove to have prognostic and therapeutic significance. The intraoperative assessment of thoracic aortic atherosclerosis by TEE may guide modifications in surgical techniques and aortic manipulations that reduce the incidence of perioperative neurologic complications. TEE has also become a valuable tool for the diagnostic evaluation of patients with blunt chest trauma. The precise role of TEE in the management of these disorders is currently under investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-243
Number of pages11
JournalChest
Volume117
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 29 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Transesophageal Echocardiography
Thoracic Aorta
Aorta
Atherosclerosis
Thorax
Intracranial Embolism
Nervous System
Incidence
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Atherosclerosis of the thoracic aorta
  • Blunt chest trauma
  • Cerebrovascular accident
  • Intra-aortic debris
  • Systemic embolism
  • Thoracic aorta
  • Transesophageal echocardiography
  • Traumatic aortic injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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Transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of diseases of the thoracic aorta : Part II - Atherosclerotic and traumatic diseases of the aorta. / Willens, Howard J.; Kessler, Kenneth M.

In: Chest, Vol. 117, No. 1, 29.01.2000, p. 233-243.

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