/trans·esoph·a·ge·al/ (ĕ-sof″ah-je´al) through or across the esophagus.

Patient discussion about transesophageal

Q. I am scheduled for a TEE and i am very scared. what is exactly going to happen there? I am scheduled for a Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) for my heart valve problem and i am very scared. what is exactly going to happen there to me? I understand i need to swallow somthing and I am not sure I'll be able to do it. I have a strong gag reflex. can someone tell me what I can do to reduce the fear?

A. During a TEE you will be requested to swallow something that looks like a big chocolate kiss. This is all the swallowing that is involved. It is not fun, and me too have a strong gag reflex. I asked the doctor to let me watch the TEE of the guy that was before me in the line. After I saw how this test is done it was easier for me.
(Don't get me wrong, you will want to puke but you will be able to handle this urge)

More discussions about transesophageal
References in periodicals archive ?
Ecograf Performance Ultrasound Stay Servant, High Performance Transthoracic and Transesophageal Exams Designed, Adult Cardiovascular System and Carotid Vessels, Spine and Limb 4.
In preparation for a transesophageal echocardiogram, an additional peripheral intravenous line was placed in the left antecubital vein.
This is the first time the integration of computed tomography (CT) and three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3DTEE) has been used in this way.
9%, respectively for transthoracic echocardiography and 98-100% and 95-98%, respectively for transesophageal echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortic dissection.
Perioperative transesophageal echocardiography; a companion to Kaplan's Cardiac Anesthesia.
Andaz, South Nassau's director of thoracic oncology and director of clinical research, co-authored the article, “A Systematic Review of Transesophageal Echocardiography-Induced Esophageal Perforation,” with Sandeep Sainathan, MD, FACS, department of thoracic surgery, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, NY.
After those findings on TTE, we decided to perform a transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which showed "dumbbell-shape" image, a very typical image for lipomatous hypertrophy (Fig.
it was equipped with modern facilities, such as echocardiography laboratory in which transthorcic, transesophageal, and stress- echocardiography procedures are done.
3,4] We report a case of a renal neoplasm with caval tumour thrombus with an unanticipated finding of pulmonary tumour thromboembolism found on routine intraoperative transesophageal ultrasound.
Results of clinical examination and all investigations (chest radiograph, transesophageal echocardiograph, 3 blood cultures, urine analysis, and Legionella urinary antigen test) did not identify an infectious agent, and antimicrobial drug treatment was stopped after 24 hours.
Currently, contrast CT of the chest and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have similar specificities, all greater than 90%.
An intra-operative transesophageal echo was performed which continued to show the intra-atrial mass.

Full browser ?