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Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Echocardiography is a procedure that uses ultrasound to scan the heart and its blood vessels. Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) is a technique to obtain echocardiographic images through the oesophagus, which is the gullet or food passage where food and drinks pass through to reach the stomach.

A small transducer mounted on a flexible tube called a TEE probe is inserted down into the mouth and moved to the oesophagus and subsequently positioned behind the heart. Very clear pictures of the heart can be obtained by TEE.

 
2020/04/14
2020/05/12
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