How We Do It: Epiaortic Scanning

Epiaortic scanning is a simple and low-cost technique that could improve results in terms of postoperative neurological complications. This video is a step-by-step tutorial that could allow every surgeon to perform an epiaortic scan safely. The findings from the scan may help in choosing the optimal surgical strategy for every single patient. The authors show how to set up the probe, the different views, and how to analyze the findings.

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Joo HC, Youn YN, Kwak YL, Yi GJ, Yoo KJ. Intraoperative epiaortic scanning for preventing early stroke after off-pump coronary artery bypass. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Sep;111(3):374-381.