Acute dissection of the thoracic aorta

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.875 (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:875

Transoesophageal echocardiography has wider uses

  1. N J Kennedy
  1. Senior registrar Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, Princess Margaret Hospital For Children, Subiaco, 6008 Western Australia, Australia

    EDITOR,—Adrian P Banning and colleagues suggest that transoesophageal echocardiography is the investigation of choice in the diagnosis of acute dissection of the thoracic aorta because it can be performed rapidly and is minimally invasive.1 It also can be performed in the casualty department, intensive care unit, …

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