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Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Transesophageal Echocardiogram
Transesophageal Echocardiogram

Transesophageal echocardiography can be used when doctors need greater clarity or to analyze the aorta and structures at the back of the heart. For this procedure, a transducer is passed down the person's throat into the esophagus so that the transducer lies just behind the heart.