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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.

From: Heart Disease and the Echocardiogram WebMD Medical Reference

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

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 4, 2019

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

Reviewed by James Beckerman on February 4, 2019

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