Prognostic value of modified transesophageal echocardiography in patients undergoing cardiac surgery

2014_Poster EuroEchoConclusions
1. Atherosclerosis of the distal ascending aorta visualized with modified TEE is an independent predictor of long-term mortality.
2. In-hospital stroke and operative mortality are not associated with the results of modified TEE.

Recommendations
Besides it use as a diagnostic device, results of modified TEE can also be used for prognostic risk stratification of longer-term outcome

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