Transesophageal Echocardiography Exam Study Notes

Annette Vegas MD, FRCPC, FASE


Preparing for an exam is never fun. For some it is challenging just to get started, for others it is trying to figure out where to start.

This compact 5”x7” pocket-sized spiral-bound book will help you get started and stay on track. Written by an anesthesiologist it is based on current worldwide guidelines for the practice of TEE and provides an up-to-date brief review of common exam topics for TEE.

Educational material is condensed into 180 pages divided into 20 bite sized chapters. There are few actual TEE images just an abundance of over 275 line drawings that complement the text. The goal is to help you better understand key concepts and not just memorize TEE images. It offers a sturdy framework on which to build and collect your thoughts.

Table of Contents

  1. TEE Indications, Contraindications, Safety
  2. Physics, Transducers and Instrumentation
  3. Ultrasound Doppler
  4. Basic TEE and Doppler Views
  5. Artifacts and Pitfalls
  6. Global LV Systolic Function
  7. Diastology
  8. Right Ventricle
  9. Coronary Artery Disease
  10. Aortic Valve, Stenosis and Insufficiency
  11. Mitral Valve, Regurgitation and Stenosis
  12. Tricuspid and Pulmonic Valves
  13. Prosthetic Valves and Valve Repairs
  14. Aorta
  15. Congenital Heart Disease
  16. Cardiomyopathies
  17. Pericardium
  18. Cardiac Masses and Endocarditis
  19. Hemodynamics
  20. 3D TEE

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