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Overview of Transesophageal Echocardiography for the Chest Physician*

Richard V. Milani; Carl J. Lavie; Yvonne E. Gilliland; Mark M. Cassidy; Jose A. Bernal
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*From the Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, New Orleans, LA.

Correspondence to: Richard V. Milani, MD, Vice Chairman, Director, Echocardiography Laboratories, Department of Cardiology, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121; e-mail: rmilani@ochsner.org



Chest. 2003;124(3):1081-1089. doi:10.1378/chest.124.3.1081
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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a growing technology that is frequently utilized in the critical care setting by intensivists, surgeons, anesthesiologists as well as specialists in cardiovascular diseases. The clinical application of TEE continues to emerge, and the indications and diagnostic utility of this technology as currently available are summarized in this review.

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