Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography

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Robert Feneck, John Kneeshaw, Marco Ranucci
Cambridge University Press, Apr 15, 2010 - Medical - 416 pages
Core Topics in Transesophageal Echocardiography is a highly illustrated, full color, comprehensive clinical text reviewing all aspects of TEE. The text has been written particularly for those who are seeking accreditation in TEE. Section 1 includes chapters on first principles including cardiovascular anatomy, safety issues, indications and contraindications for use, US technology and physics and the details of image acquisition and interpretation in a variety of routine pathologies. Section 2 chapters discuss the use of TEE in a variety of more demanding clinical conditions including valve disease, complex ischaemic heart disease, the use of TEE in critical care and emergency settings, new echocardiography technologies, and TEE reporting. An outstanding free companion website ( contains numerous TEE video clips showing both normal and pathological states. Written by leading TEE experts from EACTA and EAE, this is an invaluable practical resource for all clinicians involved in the care of cardiac patients. A companion website of videos, giving a dynamic understanding of moving structures such as the heart, is also available at

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TEE guidance 23 Recent developments in Doppler
Fundamentals of 12 The thoracic aorta
transesophageal echocardiography Robert Feneck Andrzej Wielogorski 13 Hemodynamic assessment
indications training Marco Ranucci Alfredo Pazzaglia
Normal valves 59 Marco Ranucci Serenella Castelvecchio
Aortic valve disease 73 15 Cardiomyopathies
Mitral valve disease 108 16 Mitral valve repair
The tricuspid valve pulmonary valve and 17 Aortic valve surgery
The right ventricle 163 18 Infective endocarditis
Cardiac masses and pericardial disease 180 19 Prosthetic valves
Critical and emergency care
Threedimensional imaging
Tschernich Index

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Robert O. Feneck is Consultant Anaesthetist at St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK.

John Kneeshaw is Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.

Marco Ranucci is Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Italy.

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