Table 1

Details of 30 TOEs that changed patient management

% of TOEs (n=30)Number of TOEs
Altered antibiotic treatment regimens
 Reduced regimens by excluding endocarditis7021
 Prolonged regimens by confirming endocarditis13.44
Altered antiplatelet therapy
 Aspirin ceased as no cardiac cause for embolisation found3.41
Guided surgical management
 Confirmed patent foramen ovale which were later closed6.72
 Allowed liver transplant by excluding intrapulmonary shunts3.41
 Aided the placement of an intraoperative pulmonary artery catheter3.41