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transthoracic echocardiogram vs transesophageal echocardiogram

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram uses sound waves to produce images of your heart.A transducer is placed over the chest wall to create images. It is used in the diag ... Read More
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Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
It's a picture of...: Of the heart using sound waves (detecting their 'echoes' off of tissues) from outside or across the chest (transthoracic). 'cardio' means heart, and ' ... Read More

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Prefer echocardiogra: That is a tough one to answer but the echocardiogram can give a very good result and easy to obtain and less expensive than the others. Cardiac mri is ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Covered it: I guess you covered it! you should have regular check ups with your doctors to monitor your tests over time and if you develop new unusual symptoms do ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Splenic infarct: You have a lot of normal tests. This is a good thing. You should discuss with your doctor(s) who know you best what their impression is.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Covered it: I guess you covered it! you should have regular check ups with your doctors to monitor your tests over time and if you develop new unusual symptoms do ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Higano
36 years experience Cardiology
TEE: A transesophageal echocardiogram (tee) uses ultrasound on a probe that can be easily slid down the throat and esophagus to lay immediately behind the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
20 years experience Radiology
TEE: Transesophageal echocardiogram is an ultrasound examination of the heart. The esophagus lives right behind the heart, so if an ultrasound transducer ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Better pictures: If instead of recording through the chest wall, the echo transducer is passed down the esophagus, one can record the echo with much less tissue betwee ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
TEE: read this: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/tee/
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Transesophageal echo: Transesophageal (echocardiography ( or tee, is a test that uses sound waves to create high-quality moving pictures of the heart and its blood vessels. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Swallow tube: The transducer, which is like a camera, is passed through your mouth down into the esphagus and positioned at the back of the heart. Because the back ... Read More

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