Transesophageal echocardiography assessment of severe ostial left main coronary stenosis

Michael S. Firstenberg, Neil L. Greenberg, Steven S. Lin, Mario J. Garcia, Lori A. Alexander, James D. Thomas

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Doppler echocardiography is commonly used in the assessment of stenotic valvular orifices. We describe the application of transesophageal echocardiography for the detection of a critical ostial left main coronary stenosis. Because preoperative coronary angiography often is not routinely performed in young patients undergoing valve surgery, application of Doppler echocardiography can potentially prevent catastrophic complications, particularly in atypical cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)696-698
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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