Written by three experts from the Mayo Clinic, this comprehensive question-and-answer review book is an excellent study guide for the Examination of Special Competence in Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography (PTEeXAM). The book contains case-based questions similar in format to those on the exam, extensive explanations, and numerous illustrations.
Coverage begins with the basics, including ultrasound physics, principles of Doppler ultrasound, artifacts and pitfalls of imaging, quantitative echocardiography, equipment and safety, indications, contraindications, and complications, and normal anatomy and blood flow during the complete examination. Subsequent chapters cover a variety of clinical applications of transesophageal echocardiography during the perioperative period.
By Roger L Click MD, PhD, FACC
By Joy X Cai MD, FASE
By Martin D Abel MBBCh, FRCA
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