Transoesophageal stress echocardiography

Eur Heart J. 1997 Jun:18 Suppl D:D37-42. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/18.suppl_d.37.


Transoesophageal echocardiography has been performed in conjunction with pacing, dobutamine, or dipyridamole stress to detect stress-inducible ischaemia, and has proved to be a highly accurate diagnostic tool. Its advantages of improved image quality and high diagnostic accuracy have to be weighed against the disadvantages of semi-invasiveness and patient discomfort. The existing data on this stress echo modality and on special applications (diastolic dysfunction, ischaemic mitral regurgitation, hibernating myocardium, peri-operative risk assessment) are reviewed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cardiovascular Diseases / therapy*
  • Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods*
  • Exercise Test / methods*
  • Humans
  • Sensitivity and Specificity