Video tutorial introducing to the use of Transesophageal Echocardiography and MrTEEmothy®
We are pleased to inform you that we have just launched the new YouTube and Instagram series called “MST Masterclass”. In these brief movies, we will describe a complete TEE examination performed by young cardiologists or cardiology residents who are currently not performing TEE studies. All demonstration will be performed with use of our best MrTEEmothy® simulator.
In this video – Lesson 01 – Prof. Andrzej Gackowski will describe some basic information about TEE examination, indications and most frequent complications. We will publish each video every Monday – starting from now. Good luck, and enjoy our educational content. Be sure to click subscribe and observe the rest of the Masterclass.
We present the 2nd video in the MST Masterclass series. This time it covers from basic probe information about TEE examination. We discuss here how to put the TEE probe into the patient’s mouth, possible swallowing problems, and what must be done before every TEE examination.
What were your first steps in TEE? Or maybe this is still in front of you? Lesson 3 will help you do first steps in your first TEE examination.
Lesson 4 is about learning how to handle the probe and what movements we can do during TEE. A brief explanation of buttons available on the probe – what they do while rotation clock-wise or counter clock-wise.
Here we briefly present the basic TEE probe levels of examination following current American Society of Echocardiography guidelines (ASE 2022) by Prof. Rebecca T. Hahn, MD, FASE et al.
Next episode of TEE probe movements during first TEE examination. Check how we can quickly assess all of the views and how easy it is to learn how to do so before your first attempt with an actual patient.
How to rotate the probe and how to rotate the plane of examination? What are the differences in those rotations in our MrTEEmothy® best CT-based TEE simulator.
MrTEEmothy video tutorial
Please, look at the example of educational movies explaining the TEE exam views with the use of MrTEEmothy® simulator by MST.
1. MrTEEmothy TEE Basic Training
MrTEEmothy® is a professional medical simulator used for learning new skills in cardiology. Our simulator is based on real data from CT scans – and that is why it makes it very unique. Most of the other devices use artificial images to create something that resembles the echocardiographic images. Please check our video and if you are interested to learn new skills – MrTEEmothy is ready to purchase for your institution.
2. Mitral Valve 3D Exam
Here we present a sample of mitral valve 3D examination by our TEE simulator – MrTEEmothy. Learn new skills in echocardiography.
3. Assessing patient after TAVI procedure – transesophageal echocardiography
Check our new video about how to assess a patient after the TAVI procedure with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Using our CT-based MrTEEmothy phantom simulator we are able to show step by step what needs to be done in such patients.
4. Enhancements in MrTEEmothy
Check our Enhancements mode in the phantom medical TEE simulator – MrTEEmothy. To learn where to find specific heart structures, the Enhancements will guide you to target the best view.
5. TEE assessment – left atrial appendage – important tips
The left atrial appendage analysis is one of the most widely used indications for TEE. How to properly assess the LAA – see in our MrTEEmothy simulator.
6. Optimal imaging of the left atrial appendage (LAA)
How to properly see the left atrial appendage (LAA)? What are the tips and tricks while doing such an examination? Prof. Gackowski nicely explains how the TEE examination of LAA should be performed and gives tips on what might be a problem while doing so.
7. Sample TEE examination – interpret it yourself
Here we present a sample of the full TEE examination. Learn how to do it with our MrTEEmothy.
8. Mechanical Mitral Valve with paravalvular leak
Check how to assess paravalvular leak (PVL) after mitral valve replacement (MVR).
9. TEE with dissected aorta after complex intervention
Here we present a fascinating case of a patient with the dissected aorta after a quite complex aortic valve intervention. Notice that this presentation is entirely made in MrTEEmothy simulator, and all image acquisitions are based on CT scans. Experience how it would be in a real-life case like this one.
10. TEE simulator – Mitral Valve Prolapse
Check our new video presenting a mitral valve prolapse! Prof. Andrzej Gackowski nicely explains how to assess the TEE projections – demonstrated by our finest TEE simulator – MrTEEmothy.
11. Mitral Valve 3D Examination
Here we present how to properly check mitral valve using the 3D technique – xPLANE mode. Careful rotation of the probe in very specific angles give you insight if the mitral leaflets are damaged, flail, prolapsing, etc.
12. Bicuspid aortic valve BAV
13. Functional mitral regurgitation
Please check our new video, demonstrating how to perform a 3D transesophageal echocardiography in patients with functional mitral regurgitation. See best positions for describing the vena contract of the regurgitant jet, and how to navigate during invasive interventions on the mitral valve.
14. Obtaining transgastric views
This video aims to show you how to assess transgastric views in transesophageal echocardiography. Notice, that those views could be most uncomfortable for your patients, therefore it’s better to learn them through medical simulation device such as MrTEEmothy.
15. Remote Teaching Tools
Please, see how to use our MrTEEmothy or eTEEmothy as the remote teaching/learning tool. Prof. Andrzej Gackowski nicely explains what is possible in our most advanced TEE simulator.
16. Automatic ASE TEE Views Trainer
Here we present a sample of a great tool available in our eTEEmothy – ASE (American Society of Echocardiography) trainer. It enables the practice of the perfect TEE views as recommended in the ASE guidelines. Check our video in which we show how it works.
17. Transseptal Puncture
Here we present a brief video about adequately planning and performing the transseptal puncture – so crucial for many left heart interventions such as transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral Valve repair, e.g., MitraClip.