Resuscitative TEE Collaborative Registry

Overview

The Resuscitative TEE Collaborative Registry is a multi-institutional collaboration of clinicians and scientists committed to advance research in the use of TEE in acute care settings. 

Formed in 2019 as an initiative of the Resuscitative TEE Project, the Resuscitative TEE Collaborative Registry brings together leaders in the fields of emergency medicine, intensive care, cardiology and anesthesiology, around the common goal to accelerate research on the use of TEE in critically-ill patients. 

Over the last decade, multiple studies have demonstrated the feasibility, safety and clinical impact of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in different acute care settings, including the emergency department (ED) and intensive care units (ICU).  In contrast with comprehensive echocardiography, focused TEE provides acute care clinicians with a goal-directed framework to guide clinical care at the point-of-care in various clinical scenarios. Common applications of TEE in critically-ill patients include assessment of circulatory failure, hemodynamic monitoring, evaluation of unexplained hypoxemia, procedural guidance and cardiac arrest resuscitation.

While many of the clinical applications of this modality have the potential to improve quality of care and clinical outcomes in critically-ill patients, to date only small, single-center observational studies have been published on the use of focused TEE in acute care environments.

Vision

The Resuscitative TEE Collaborative Registry aims to accelerate the development of outcome-oriented research and knowledge translation on the use of TEE in emergency and critical care settings. 

Mission

The registry aims to catalyze clinical research involving the use of TEE in critically-ill patients through the following strategic initiatives: 

  • Facilitate collaboration between different clinical teams and organizations across the entire spectrum of users of TEE in acute care setting, including emergency departments and intensive care units. 
  • Standardize data collection and reporting that enables multi-institutional data sharing
  • Provide an efficient research infrastructure that facilitates data capture, management and analysis, enabling teams around the world to conduct research studies in this field.
  • Make shared data open and accessible to clinician and researchers in the field with the goal to maximize the benefit of the scientific community.