High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography

High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography

1st Edition - January 25, 2022

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  • Author: David T. Linker
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230992
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229323

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High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography presents a step-by-step approach aimed to help readers understand how to perform a high-quality transesophageal echocardiogram. The book explains the steps, tips, tricks, and troubleshooting tactics for performing a transesophageal echocardiogram effectively and with highest diagnostic utility, while ensuring patient safety and comfort.   High-Quality Transesophageal Echocardiography is suitable for a wide audience from early learners of the technique who want to accelerate their progress and boost their confidence to those already qualified in the procedure who want to pick up tips to increase the quality and effectiveness of their practice.

Key Features

  • Divides the procedures into easy-to-read sections, allowing readers to quickly refer to a specific section on the go
  • Features colored illustrations to help with understanding, as well as animations and videos in the e-book version
  • Provides detailed explanations for all parts of the procedure, including tips for imaging specific structures.


Cardiology fellows, cardiologists, cardiac sonographers, anesthesiologists, other clinicians, cardiology researchers

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes on the figures
  • Chapter 1. Introduction and how to use this book
  • How to use this book
  • Part I. Practical
  • Chapter 2. Design and physical features of the probe
  • Overall structure of the probe
  • The transducer
  • The movable tip
  • The body
  • The control handle
  • Chapter 3. Patient safety and comfort
  • Airway and sedation considerations
  • Patient specific considerations
  • General considerations
  • Procedural plan
  • Consent
  • Chapter 4. Introduction of the probe
  • Anesthetizing the oropharynx
  • Positioning of the patient
  • Use of a bite block
  • Other considerations
  • Inspecting and preparing the probe
  • Breakdown of steps in inserting the probe
  • Passing the larynx
  • Chapter 5. Positioning and moving the probe
  • Surveying a structure
  • Moving from one structure to another
  • Chapter 6. Optimizing image quality
  • Echo windows
  • Centering a structure
  • Unobstructed views
  • Problems and solutions
  • Alternative presentations
  • Optimizing for 3-D
  • Chapter 7. Strategies for specific structures
  • Left ventricle
  • Aortic valve
  • Aorta
  • Mitral valve
  • Left atrium
  • Left atrial appendage
  • Pulmonary veins
  • Atrial septum
  • Right atrium
  • Tricuspid valve
  • Right ventricle
  • Chapter 8. An effective examination sequence
  • Chapter 9. End of the examination, and post-procedure
  • Removal of the probe
  • Safety of the patient
  • Documentation and communication
  • Processing of the probe
  • Part II. Theoretical
  • Chapter 10. Ultrasound
  • Transmission, reflection and generation of ultrasound
  • Spectral Doppler
  • Color Doppler
  • Three-dimensional imaging
  • Mechanical and thermal index
  • Chapter 11. Instrumentation
  • Control panel
  • Depth and focus
  • Structural imaging parameters
  • Frequency and tissue harmonic imaging
  • Power and temperature
  • Dynamic range, compression and gray map
  • Color flow map
  • Glossary
  • Chapter 12. Anatomy
  • Variability of tipping of the left ventricle in the sagittal plane
  • Presence of echo windows
  • Variability of orientation of the mitral valve
  • Variable orientation of the right ventricular outflow tract and main pulmonary artery
  • Relation of descending aorta to left heart and arch to the descending aorta
  • Size relationship of the oropharynx to the probe
  • Anatomy of the esophagus and larynx
  • Part III. Resources
  • Chapter 13. Resources
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 196
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: January 25, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128230992
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128229323

About the Author

David T. Linker

David Linker is an associate professor of medicine and bioengineering at the University of Washington and the director of the inpatient cardiology consultation service at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, USA. In addition to his 40 years of experience in general cardiology and 30 years of performing transesophageal echocardiography, he is an expert in congenital heart disease and echocardiography. His current research focuses on teaching of procedural skills and new methods for costeffective diagnosis of asymptomatic atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke. He was the engineering project leader for one of the world’s first intravascular ultrasound systems. In addition, Dr. Linker participated in the creation of the Seattle Heart Failure Model, a practical tool to help physicians and patients understand the potential benefits of therapies. He is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and pediatrics and is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the European Society of Cardiology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine in Cardiology University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA

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