Applications in the Cardiac Catheterization and Electrophysiology Laboratories

Peter R Koenig*, Paul Tannous

*Corresponding author for this work

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Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is frequently used to evaluate adults with congenital heart disease (CHD) for shunts and thrombus due to its superior spatial resolution and decreased acoustic interference compared with transthoracic echocardiography. Transesophageal echocardiography is central to the evaluation and guidance of procedures in the catheterization laboratory, particularly with novel transcatheter interventions such as transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve repair, valve-in-valve interventions, and left atrial appendage occlusion. This chapter highlights the indications and contraindications to a TEE in the adult patient, approaches to sedation, and common applications of TEE in adults with CHD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransesophageal Echocardiography for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783030571931
ISBN (Print)9783030571924
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Catheter interventions
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Interventional electrophysiology
  • Pediatrics
  • Transesophageal echocardiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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