TEE in the ED

Feasibility and Impact

By Michael Prats, MD on 01/02/17 01:00 AM

The benefits of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have been known a long time. It offers more consistent and superior image quality. However, because it is invasive and requires extra training, it has remained in the hands of specialists. Recently, it has been gaining use in the emergency department for special situations in which it has an advantage over transthoracic echo (TTE). This paper examines one department's experience and shows what TEE can offer.