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Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) produces pictures of the heart and its connected blood vessels using a probe inside the esophagus. A transducer on the end of the probe sends sound waves to the heart and collects the echoes that bounce back. These echoes become pictures of the heart walls and valves that show up on a video screen. This test may be done when a standard echocardiogram does not give doctors a clear picture of the heart and its connected blood vessels.

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