An ultrasound is a noninvasive test that allows the doctor to visualize the structure and function of the heart and blood vessels. Comprehensive Cardiovascular Specialists offers a range of ultrasounds.
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What is a transesophageal echocardiogram?
A Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) provides detailed images of your heart structure and valves. Unlike a standard echocardiogram, where the echo transducer is placed upon your chest, a TEE involves attaching the transducer onto a thin tube that then passes through your mouth and down into your esophagus. Because the esophagus is very close to the heart, a TEE allows for clear and detailed images of your heart.
How do I prepare?
This is a same day hospital-based procedure. Patient will be required to stay in the hospital for roughly 2-3 hours.
Detailed instructions will be provided in person at the office once the test is scheduled.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please notify our office and the hospital 24 hours in advance.