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

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Early recognition of Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis and aggressive workup for complications such as an emergent transthoracic echocardiogram followed by a transesophageal echocardiogram is important.
An elective caesarean section was performed in cardiac theatre at 37 weeks under GA with continuous cardiac monitoring, a CVP, arterial line and transesophageal echocardiogram in place.
The center's clinical and non-invasive cardiologists specialize in trans-thoracic echocardiogram (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); 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); and stress echocardiogram (which involves exercising on a treadmill or stationary bicycle while the patient is monitored by technology using high-frequency sound waves that produces a graphic outline of the heart's movement, valves, and chambers).
A transesophageal echocardiogram showed an eccentric jet of mitral regurgitation (MR) from a perforation in the anterior mitral valve leaflet (MVL) (Fig.
A 70 year old patient with streptococcus bacteremia was scheduled for a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
In view of persistent tachycardia and dyspnoea with an increase grade of murmur grade 4/6 echocardiogram was done which revealed dilated right side chambers and highly mobile vegetation attached to the posterior tricuspid leaflet which was confirmed by Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) (Figure-2).
On March 3, 2003, Adam underwent a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) which documented "small mobile filamentous masses seen on the right and left side via atrioseptum, which may represent a suture material but could not rule out clot." On that date it was determined that Adam had suffered an embolic stroke.
Discussion with operating room staff members revealed that a unique aspect of these patients' surgeries included the use of an intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE).
MRI, or magnetic resonance imaging, also is good for diagnosing heart and blood vessel abnormalities, as is a transesophageal echocardiogram, or TEE, that uses a probe inserted through the esophagus - the muscular "pipe" that sends food from the mouth to the stomach - and lodged close to the heart, to create an image of the heart and the blood vessels.
Chest-X ray, head CT scan, and transesophageal echocardiogram results were normal.
A transesophageal echocardiogram probe, which had previously been cleaned with Cidex OPA, was placed at the start of the procedure to monitor the patient's intraoperative cardiac function.
A transesophageal echocardiogram was performed on January 5, 1996, to further evaluate the suspected endocarditis.
We performed a transesophageal echocardiogram for further diagnosis.