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Transesophageal Echocardiogram

The transesophageal  echocardiogram (TEE) is an alternative mean of producing echocardiograms of the heart.  As opposed to the standard echocardiogram, in which the transducer is placed over the chest wall, the TEE transducer is passed into the esophagus( food tube).  Ultrasound waves examine heart size and function.  The patient is usually sedated during the procedure.







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