Transoesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a diagnostic procedure similar to the echocardiogram which you might have undergone previously. An ultrasound transducer is mounted onto the tip of a long and slim special tube called the TEE probe. This probe will be introduced into your oesophagus (the passage between your mouth and stomach) through the mouth. The images or pictures obtained will provide useful information to your physician to help in the management of your condition.
This procedure is usually performed on patients with suspected blood clots, or masses in the heart, and patients with heart valve problem or congenital heart condition (a defect that is present at birth). This procedure allows a better visualisation of the structures in the heart.
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