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Cardiovascular Ultrasound

, 6:38

First Online: 18 July 2008Received: 12 June 2008Accepted: 18 July 2008


Transesophageal echocardiography has advantages over transthoracic technique in defining morphology of atrial structures. Even though real time three-dimensional echocardiographic imaging is a reality, the off-line reconstruction technique usually allows to obtain higher spatial resolution images. The purpose of this study was to explore the accuracy of off-line three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography in a spectrum of atrial septal defects by comparing them with representative anatomic specimens.

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Autor: Francisco-Javier Roldán - Jesús Vargas-Barrón - Clara Vázquez-Antona - Luis Muñoz Castellanos - Julio Erdmenger-Orellan


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