The Significance of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Assessing Congenital Heart Disease: Our Experience

Guzeltas A., Ozyilmaz I., Tanidir C., Odemis E., Tola H. T., Ergul Y., ...More

CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE, vol.9, no.4, pp.300-306, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/chd.12139
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.300-306
  • Keywords: Transesophageal Echocardiography, Intraoperative, Congenital Heart Disease, VENTRICULAR SEPTAL-DEFECT, COST-EFFECTIVENESS, CARDIAC-SURGERY, CHILDREN, REPAIR, INFANTS, TETRALOGY, FALLOT
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background. The rapid expansion of pediatric cardiovascular surgery, along with the increase in the number of centers and operations, has also increased the use of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Preoperative TEE allows for the confirmation of diagnoses established by transthoracic echocardiography and angiography, and also identifies possible additional pathologic conditions. TEE is also used to follow up on surgical repairs, determine the need for reintervention, and evaluate myocardial performance and the need for inotropic treatment. Our intention is to share the TEE findings before and after intervention for congenital heart disease in patients who received operations at our center, and the conclusions reached.