Transesophageal echocardiography

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TEE probe
Illustration of a transesophageal echocardiogram

As transesophageal echocardiography (engl. Transesophageal echocardiography , abbr. TEA), also sip echo called is called a special form of echocardiography , an ultrasonic examination , wherein an endoscope with a built-in transducer in the esophagus is introduced.

In the area of ​​the esophagus, due to its close proximity to the heart, detailed statements can be made on certain issues. This examination is the method of choice, especially for diseases of the atria (atrial clots, defects in the atrial septum, tumors) and heart valves (foci of inflammation).

Issue of the TEE

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