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Transesophageal echocardiography

Transesophageal echocardiography

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.

Transesophageal echocardiography: Other Names

Other names for Transesophageal echocardiography include:

Diseases Associated with Transesophageal echocardiography

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Transesophageal echocardiography:

Basic Information: 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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