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What is the difference between cardioversion and tee cardioversion?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cardioversion: Sometimes we do a TEE(transesophageal echo) before a cardioversion to be sure there are no clots in the left atrium or appendage before we do the cardioversion.
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Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
TEE is separate test: A cardioversion is the procedure in which a shock is delivered to restore the heart to normal rhythm. Sometimes a test called a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram) is performed before the cardioversion to look for clot in the heart, which would make it dangerous to proceed with the shock. The TEE is an ultrasound test done from the esophagus to allow a close inspection of the heart.
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