Practice Guidelines for Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography: A Report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Task Force on Transesophageal Echocardiography
Developed by the Task Force on Perioperative Transesophageal Ecocardiography: Daniel M. Thys, MD (Chair), New York, New York; Martin Abel, M.B.B.Ch., Rochester, Minnesota; Bruce A. Bollen, MD, Missoula, Montana; Michael K. Cahalan, MD, San Francisco, California; Patrick Curling, MD, Houston, Texas; Robert J. Dean, D.O., Grand Rapids, Michigan; David Paulus, MD, Gainesville, Florida; Alan S. Pearlman, MD, Seattle, Washington (American Society of Echocardiography); Michael F. Roizen, MD, Chicago, Illinois; John Smith, MD, Las Vegas, Nevada; William J. Stewart, MD, Cleveland, Ohio (American College of Cardiology); and Steven H. Woolf, MD, M.P.H. (Methodologist), Fairfax, Virginia.Submitted for publication October 30, 1995. Accepted for publication October 30, 1995. Approved by the House of Delegates, October 25, 1995, and the SCA Board of Directors, October 23, 1995.Address reprint requests to the American Society of Anesthesiologists: 520 North Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, Illinois 60068-2573.