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TREATMENTS AND
PROCEDURES

Apollo Heart Institute

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Procedure:

A specialized probe containing an ultrasound transducer at its tip is passed into the patient's esophagus. This allows image and Doppler evaluation from a location directly behind the heart.

Indications:

  • When very high quality images of structures close to the esophagus are needed: left atrium appendage, mitral valve
  • For suspicion of aortic dissection
  • For the evaluation of prosthetic mitral valves
  • When transthoracic images cannot be obtained
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