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What is a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)?

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The transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) test requires that the transducer be inserted down the throat into the esophagus. Because the esophagus is located close to the heart, clear images of the heart structures can be obtained without the interference of the lungs and chest.

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. The National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 25, 2020

SOURCES: The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute. The National Institutes of Health.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 25, 2020

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