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Transesophageal echocardiography: A transesophageal echocardiography is used to evaluate heart function using an ultrasound transducer attached to the end of an endoscope, which is 'swallowed' by the patient and positioned near the heart; the transesophageal method is more sensitive than the transthoracic method of echocardiography, in which the soundwaves have to penetrate the skin, bony thorax, and lungs.
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These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Transesophageal echocardiography:
Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Transesophageal echocardiography' may be involved.
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