Intraoperative Transesophageal Echocardiography and Epiaortic Ultrasound for Assessment of Atherosclerosis of the Thoracic Aorta11This study was supported in part by a Minority Scientist Development Award from the American Heart Association, Dallas, Texas, to Dr. Dávila-Román.
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<p class="first" id="d1047393e83">This study sought to determine the role of transesophageal
and epiaortic ultrasound in the detection of atherosclerosis of the ascending aorta
in patients undergoing cardiac surgery.