|Transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE)
A complete cardiac screening involving Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is recommended for all patients presenting for cardiothoracic at start of the surgery, to assess the atherosclerotic burden of the patients aorta. This guides the cardiac team in making appropriate decisions specific to that patient.
|Timing of detection of atherosclerosis
A-View TEE has the advantage to be performed before the start of the intervention. Assessment of presence and severity of atherosclerosis at this time, allows the cardiac team sufficient planning time to decide on the safest approach before the intended procedure.
Modifying surgical strategy