Live/Real Time Three-Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiography in the Assessment of Aortic Root Patch Dehiscence
Chen SY et al. – The authors report a 66–year–old man who underwent partial reconstruction of the aortic root and presented with heart failure 2 months after the procedure. They used live/real time three–dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) to detect the exact site of the dehiscence flap and extent of the leakage. This information could be valuable to surgeons.