Added value of modified transoesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of atherosclerosis of the distal ascending aorta in cardiac surgery patients

Jansen Klom_2014Conclusion
Detection of atherosclerosis in the DAA with modified TEE was not only accurate, but also offered information beyond that obtained from patient characteristics and conventional transoesophageal echocardiography, which resulted in an improved diagnosis of atherosclerosis.

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