Transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) is a standard and indispensable technique in clinical practice. The present recommendations represent an update and extension of the recommendations published in 2001 by the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology. New developments covered include technical advances such as 3D transoesophageal echo as well as developing applications such as transoesophageal echo in aortic valve repair and in valvular interventions, as well as a full section on perioperative TOE.

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Keywords 3D echocardiography, Doppler, Interventional cardiology, Transoesophageal echocardiography, accreditation, aorta root, aorta sinus, aorta valve, aorta valve prolapse, aorta valve stenosis, aortic valve repair, bacterial endocarditis, clinical practice, color ultrasound flowmetry, echocardiography, heart atrium appendage, heart atrium fibrillation, heart left atrium, heart right, heart right atrium, heart surgery, heart valve bioprosthesis, heart valve surgery, human, intensive care, medical documentation, medical instrumentation, medical society, mitral valve, perioperative period, priority journal, pulmonary vein, review, risk factor, three dimensional echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, ventricle
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Flachskampf, F.A, Badano, L, Daniel, W.G, Feneck, R.O, Fox, F, Fraser, A.G, … Piérard, L. (2010). Recommendations for transoesophageal echocardiography: Update 2010. doi:10.1093/ejechocard/jeq057