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Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

Like an echocardiogram, the transesophageal echocardiogram uses ultrasound to create images, however the images are much clearer.   What to Expect TEE involves passing a special ultrasound scope through your mouth into your esophagus and close to the heart to take images. This test gives your physician more detailed answers

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heart anatomy illustration: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

When a patient is diagnosed with aortic valve stenosis and he or she is not a good candidate for surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement is a minimally invasive treatment option. Without opening up the person’s chest, the TAVR procedure relieves the side effects of the condition, which include tightness in

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