Comparison of intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic examinations with the operative findings: Prospective review of 1918 cases

H. P. Chaliki, R. L. Click, M. D. Abel

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to prospectively compare the intraoperative transesophageal echocardiographic (IOTEE) findings with the operative findings in 1918 consecutive cardiac cases. Forty-eight discordant findings were found between the IOTEE and operative findings. Of the 48 discordant findings, most were related to valve pathology. Structural abnormalities that were missed by IOTEE included those of the aortic valve, 12 cases (25%), mitral valve, 13 cases (27%), and pulmonic and tricuspid valves, 5 cases (10%). Functional discrepancies occurred in 8% of cases. Overall, incidence of discrepant findings between IOTEE and operative findings was low (2.5%). This resulted in an alteration of the planned surgical procedure in a small number of cases (0.3%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Volume12
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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