TEE Essentials: Assessment of the left atrium and appendage

Transesophageal Echocardiography Essentials course with consultant cardiologist Andrew R. Houghton. By the end of the lesson, participants will have learned how to obtain the mid-esophageal LAA view to assess the left atrial appendage, quantify emptying velocities, and look for thrombus/spontaneous contrast.

The team at Medmastery are providing LITFL readers with a series of FOAMed courses from across their website.


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I’m enthusiastic about medical education and am a Deputy Director of Medical Education and Foundation Training Program Director in Lincolnshire. My passion is for non-invasive cardiac imaging, especially echocardiography; cardiovascular magnetic resonance; and helping others to understand the remarkable capabilities of modern imaging techniques.

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Andrew R. Houghton, MD FRCP FESC

Cardiologist. Head of cardiac imaging at Grantham & District Hospital.
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