Preliminary pediatric transesophageal echocardiography experiences


Ozkutlu S., Bilgic A., Celiker A., Ayabakan C. , Karagoz T., Ocal T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.43, no.3, pp.201-204, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-204
  • Keywords: transesophageal echocardiography, pediatric, CONGENITAL HEART-DISEASE, CHILDREN

Abstract

With transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), a new echocardiographic window is obtained which enables cardiologists to explore the heart from the esophagus and stomach. However, the procedure, when first undertaken, may present certain difficulties for the cardiologist in interpreting the anatomical findings and approaching a diagnosis. We thus convey our first experiences and results of TEE in 107 pediatric patients.