CARDIOVASCULAR ANESTHESIA: Edited by Alina M. GrigoreExpanding role of perioperative transesophageal echocardiography in the general anesthesia practice and residency training in the USASmith, W. Brit; Robinson, Albert R. III; Janelle, Gregory M. Author Information Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA Correspondence to W. Brit Smith, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Florida College of Medicine, 1600 SW Archer Road, P.O. Box 100254, Gainesville, FL 32610, USA. Tel: +1 352 273 8952; fax: +1 352 392 7029; e-mail: [email protected] Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology: February 2015 - Volume 28 - Issue 1 - p 95-100 doi: 10.1097/ACO.0000000000000146 Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose of review To review the perioperative use of noncardiac transesophageal echocardiography in anesthesiology and to explore the current mechanisms of teaching and certification. Recent findings Anesthesiologists frequently use echocardiography in many noncardiac situations with potential impact on outcomes. Certification has evolved to include those who use echocardiography in noncardiac situations. More advanced teaching tools have been developed for the learning of diagnostic and monitoring modality. Summary Transesophageal echocardiography can have many helpful uses in perioperative patient care. This study summarizes many noncardiac uses, certification, and echocardiography education for anesthesiologists. Copyright © 2015 YEAR Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.