The hTEE Approach

The ImaCor hTEE approach is easy to learn and apply clinically in critical care.
Through the ImaCor hTEE approach:

  • Patient selection is risk-based relative to hemodynamic status. The objective is optimization of cardiac performance to maintain tissue perfusion and prevent organ dysfunction. Successful weaning of pharmacologic and mechanical circulatory support often requires the direct visualization of cardiac performance provided by hTEE.
  • Direct visualization with hTEE is continuously available to assess results of therapy, make changes and continue to re-assess (Volume, Pressors, Inotropes, Ventilator settings, Pulmonary Vasodilators
  • The hTEE approach is easy to implement; all members of a critical care or perioperative group can learn and perform hTEE assessments.
  • ImaCor Zura system with ClariTEE probe is purpose built for critical care. Miniaturized probe design enables long term patient management with direct visualization. Disposable detachable hTEE probe allows for management of multiple patients simultaneously.
  • The unique "bending section" (Adaptaflex® ) of the ClariTEE probe makes it easy to reliably and repeatedly obtain views in adult patients of all sizes
  • Assessment of LV filling and function, right ventricular function and fluid responsiveness is accomplished by obtaining three primary views, the mid esophageal 4 chamber, the transgastric short axis, and the Superior Vena Cava . These views are the recognized gold standard for assessing hemodynamic status.
  • ImaCor's Clinical Training Pathway, a proven pathway for success, combines practical training with frequency and repetition of procedures leading to competency in the hTEE Approach.

The comparative effectiveness of hTEE-guided management versus the current standard of critical care is evidence-based. In sharp contrast to existing measures, hTEE provides accurate data in an easy and rapid manner. This enables superior utilization of hospital resources and compliance with performance-based measures of critical care unit effectiveness.