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
Transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram was found to be unremarkable for infective endocarditis.
Transesophageal echocardiogram confirmed the finding (Figure 2).
A preoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) revealed an unmeasured ventricular septal defect (Figure 1) with left-to-right shunt (Figure 2).
Patients may have positive blood cultures, leukocytosis, an elevated ESR, or vegetations on a transesophageal echocardiogram.
Charles Katzenberg, to perform a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) the next morning.
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 found no evidence of endocarditis; however, a repeat transesophageal echocardiogram 1 month after admission revealed a vegetation, necessitating aortic valve replacement.
During this hospitalization, extensive evaluation with transesophageal echocardiogram, blood and urine cultures, and computed tomography (CT) of the head and abdomen showed no source of infection.
A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) showed a type-A aortic dissection limited only to the ascending aorta, just distal to the structurally normal aortic valve, with the intimal flap prolapsing into the left ventricle (Figure 3B), causing moderate aortic regurgitation (Figure 3C).
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).
Given the patient's young age, unclear cause of stroke, and a high suspicion for a patent foremen ovale (PFO), we arranged for a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) with bubble study.