echocardiography

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a noninvasive diagnostic procedure that uses ultrasound to study to structure and motions of the heart

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Transesophageal echocardiogram showing aortic regurgitation jet (White Arrow) pointing directly towards the site of perforation of mitral leaflet
A transesophageal echocardiogram revealed normal valves and the absence of aortic dissection.
Further workup via a transesophageal echocardiogram showed a 2-cm right atrial mass (Figure 1, small arrowhead), which was arising directly from the tricuspid valve (Figure 1, large arrowhead).
A transesophageal echocardiogram showed the left atrial appendage to be filled with thrombus (Figure 4d).
Imaging specialists at the center are well-versed in nuclear cardiology (which generates images of the heart at work, during exercise, and at rest), echocardiogram via the trans-thoracic method (a non-invasive, highly accurate and quick assessment of the overall health of the heart in which a probe is placed on the chest wall of the patient to produce images of the heart), and transesophageal echocardiogram (which uses a specialized probe containing an ultrasound transducer at its tip that is passed into the esophagus and is used to provide clear views of areas of the heart that would be difficult to view transthoracically).
He affirmed that the ventricular septal defect revealed via the patient's transesophageal echocardiogram on February 3, 2005, revealed that the patient was at risk for a stroke due to a blood clot passing through the hole in the heart and going to the brain.
Computed tomographic scan of the head showed only sinusitis; findings of chest radiograph and transesophageal echocardiogram were negative.
Transesophageal echocardiogram suggested mechanical disc restriction with both aortic insufficiency and stenosis.
A transesophageal echocardiogram confirmed clinical suspicions for a right-to-left shunt through a patent foramen ovale.
A transesophageal echocardiogram showed thickening of the left coronary aortic valve, and thrombotic material was seen on the ventricular pacemaker lead.