Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is an alternative way to perform an echocardiogram. Which of th...
TEE has a very high sensitivity for locating a blood clot inside the left atrium.
TEE is of limited use for the structures at the back of the heart of adults, such as the left atrial appendage.
TEE may require sedation or general anesthesia.
TEE is very useful during many cardiac surgical procedures, like mitral valve repair.