Ultrasounds

 

 

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.

 Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)