Standards for the Performance of Transesophageal Echocardiographic Screening for Structural Heart Intervention
July 16, 2021
Last Updated Month/Year
July 14, 2023
Country of Publication
- Pre-interventional TEE acquired by a level II trained echocardiographer is standard practice.
- The current reference guideline focuses on the acquisition of pre-interventional TEE images that would help accurately identify the mechanism, severity and anatomy of structural/valvular dysfunction.
- Imaging protocols should be tailored to be comprehensive but focused on the abnormal structure identified and/or transcatheter intervention under consideration.
- Appropriate image acquisition will facilitate assessment of device candidacy, procedural planning and intra-procedural imaging guidance.
Male, Female, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult
Health Care Settings
Hospital, Operating and recovery room
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
Assessment and screening
D017548 - Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Transesophageal Echocardiographic Screening, Structural Heart Intervention
Hahn RT, Saric M, Faletra FF, Garg R, Gillam LD, Horton K, Khalique OK, Little SH, Mackensen GB, Oh J, Quader N, Safi L, Scalia GM, Lang RM. Recommended Standards for the Performance of Transesophageal Echocardiographic Screening for Structural Heart Intervention: From the American Society of Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2022 Jan;35(1):1-76. doi: 10.1016/j.echo.2021.07.006. Epub 2021 Jul 17. PMID: 34280494.