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1. An adult TEE probe tip is approximately ____ wide

a. 10 mm

b. 15 mm

c. 20 mm

d. 25 mm


2. The first documented use of TEE was in:

a. 1965

b. 1971

c. 1980

d. 1984


3. In general, TEE probes are capable of ___ degrees of anteflexion and ___ degrees of retroflexion

a. 120, 60

b. 60, 120

c. 90, 45

d. 45, 90


4. Which of the following indications received an appropriateness score of 9 (most appropriate) in the 2011 appropriate use guidelines?

a. Use of TEE as initial test when there is a high likelihood of a nondiagnostic TTE due to patient characteristics or inadequate visualization of relevant structures

b. Evaluation for cardiovascular embolic source with no identified noncardiac source

c. To diagnose endocarditis with a moderate pretest probability

d. Routine assessment of pulmonary veins in an asymptomatic patient status post pulmonary vein isolation


5. Which of the following is the most common reason for performing a TTE in the surgical ICU?

a. Refractory or unexplained hypotension

b. Suspected endocarditis

c. Evaluation of ventricular function

d. Evaluation of pulmonary edema of uncertain etiology


6. The reported rate of upper GI tract perforation caused by the TEE procedure is:

a. 1 in 1000

b. 1 in 100,000

c. 1 in 50,000

d. 1 in 5000


7. The _______ is located laterally to the pharynx and is a potential space for the probe to become lodged during insertion.

a. Tonsillar fossa

b. Piriform fossa


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