Resolving the blind spot of transoesophageal echocardiography: a new diagnostic device for visualizing the ascending aorta in cardiac surgery


The A-View method offers a minimally invasive and safe approach to preoperatively resolving the blind spot of TOE. Compared with EUS, the A-View method yielded satisfactory results in the detection of AA-atherosclerosis. The A- View method seems a promising tool for patients undergoing cardiac surgery to direct surgical management.

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