Guidelines for conducting transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)

Task force for guidelines for conducting TEE: November 15, 2015

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    The Japanese Society of Echocardiography Committee on Development of Guidelines.

    Satoshi Nakatani (Chair), Makoto Akaishi (Vice-chair), Toshihiko Asanuma, Chisato Izumi, Shiro Iwanaga, Hiroya Kawai, Masao Daimon, Hiroyuki Toide, Shuji Hashimoto, Akihiro Hayashida, Hirotsugu Yamada.

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    The record of conduct of TEE must include the time of the conduct, the vital records of the patient, the presence or absence of accidental symptom(s), the details of drug(s) administered, and the name(s) of staff conducting the test. A mere report of the test cannot be regarded as a record of conduct.


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Akaishi, M., Asanuma, T., Izumi, C. et al. Guidelines for conducting transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). J Echocardiogr 14, 47–48 (2016).

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