Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

TEE image

 

 

 

 

Transesophageal Echocardiogram is a type of echocardiogram test that allows a physician to record images of the heart from the inside of the patient’s esophagus by using an ultrasound transducer, positioned on an endoscope.┬áThe endoscope is a long, thin, flexible instrument that is guided down the patient’s throat into the esophagus to provide close-up images of the heart’s valves and chambers without interference from the ribs or lungs. The patient undergoes brief sedation for few minutes and does not feel any discomfort.