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Thoracic aortic plaques, transoesophageal echocardiography and coronary artery disease

Published inSchweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, vol. 134, no. 5-6, p. 75-78
Publication date2004
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess whether the detection of atherosclerotic aortic plaques by transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) could be used as a marker of coronary artery disease (CAD), relying on their number, cross-sectional surface, depth and localisation.

Keywords
  • Aged
  • Aorta, Thoracic/ultrasonography
  • Aortic Diseases/radiography/ultrasonography
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Artery Disease/radiography/ultrasonography
  • Coronary Disease/radiography/ultrasonography
  • Echocardiography, Transesophageal
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Prognosis
  • Risk Factors
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
Citation (ISO format)
SEKORANJA, Lucka et al. Thoracic aortic plaques, transoesophageal echocardiography and coronary artery disease. In: Schweizerische medizinische Wochenschrift, 2004, vol. 134, n° 5-6, p. 75–78.
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