Transesophageal echocardiography: Application to the postoperative cardiac surgery patient

Lorrie DiLucente, John Gorcsan

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Abstract

Surgical outcome after an open heart procedure can be appraised using traditional diagnostic tests. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is gaining popularity as a technique for evaluating cardiac function after open heart surgery. Expert assessment skills on the part of the nurse at the bedside will impact on the successful completion of this semi-invasive diagnostic procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)74-80
Number of pages7
JournalDimensions of Critical Care Nursing
Volume10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Left ventricular function
  • Myocardial ischemia
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

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