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Welcome to the Peri-operative Echocardiography Website of the Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia Society of South Africa.
This website has been created to further the skill of peri-operative echocardiography in South Africa. It is specifically aimed at anaesthetists, both cardiac and non-cardiac. We hope to raise awareness and interest amongst anaesthetists as to the importance and impact of this skill and thus improve peri-operative care and outcomes. Basic knowledge is readily available via other sources and will therefore only be presented to a limited extend on this site. Application of basic echocardiographic knowledge will be demonstrated with images and loops. A variety of pathologies will be shown in the form of case studies.

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Transesophageal echocardiography is a core component of perioperative cardiovascular monitoring and diagnosis...
Paul Barash. Professor of Anaesthesiology