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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.