Life Saving Applications of Transesophageal Echocardiography in Critical and Emergency Care

November 15, 2019

ICU Management & Practice

Robert Arntfield, MD

In this article published in ICU Management & Practice, Dr. Robert Arntfield discusses transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) training and development of a TEE clinical program, including the feasibility and impact on the diagnosis and treatment of critically ill patients. With a 97% success rate in answering high-stakes clinical questions in critically ill patients, Dr. Arntfield shares a case study on the clinical use of TEE and how the ACEP guidelines report that TEE “Provides the logical solution to these limitations, given its ability for continuous image acquisition both during compressions and during pulse checks, its reliably excellent image quality and its lack of interference with chest compressions or other procedures needed during cardiac arrest.” Please read Dr. Arntfield’s article to learn from about ACEP’s TEE guidelines and how to develop a program at your hospital.