Chapter 9. Thoracic Aorta

  1. Jan Poelaert Clinical Director1 and
  2. Karl Skarvan Professor of Anaesthesiolog2
  1. Raimund Erbel and
  2. Steven N. Konstadt

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470760239.ch9

Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Second Edition

Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Second Edition

How to Cite

Erbel, R. and Konstadt, S. N. (2004) Thoracic Aorta, in Transoesophageal Echocardiography in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Second Edition (eds J. Poelaert and K. Skarvan), BMJ Publishing Group, London, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470760239.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Cardiac Anaesthesia and Postoperative Cardiac Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Gent University Hospital, Gent, Belgium

  2. 2

    University of Basel, Kantonsspital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917966

Online ISBN: 9780470760239

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Keywords:

  • thoracic aorta;
  • echocardiography;
  • discrete aortic dissection;
  • medical emergencies;
  • acute coronary syndromes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Anatomy and Techniques

  • Acute Aortic Syndrome

  • Aortic Atherosclerosis

  • Implications