Thromboembolectomy is often guided with fluoroscopy. For intracardiac and great vessel thromboemboli, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) can assess these thrombi, guide precise suction catheter placement, prevent intracardiac injury, and serve as a hemodynamic monitor. TEE can also be used to assess blood flow and thrombotic material reduction following embolectomy. TEE is a low-risk, high-value, real-time imaging modality that facilitates thromboembolectomy and increases patient safety.
- Chronic thrombus
- suction-directed catheter
- transesophageal echocardiography
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