Transesophageal echocardiography is a method of ultrasound examination of the heart using an endoscope with a transesophageal ultrasound sensor. Transesophageal EchoCG provides a clearer visualization of the structures of the heart than the transthoracic method, allowing reliable diagnosis of tumors and blood clots in the atria, the condition of valve prostheses, bacterial endocarditis, aortic anomalies, congenital heart defects, intraoperative monitoring of the left ventricle. Esophageal pathology (esophageal varicose veins, diverticulitis, esophagitis, strictures, tumors, bleeding) is excluded before performing ECG, transthoracic EchOX is performed.
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Author: Artur Kh.
General Practitioner. Work experience in medicine - 7 years. I consider it necessary to constantly educate myself and improve my skills, I adhere to the principles of evidence-based medicine in my work, I am guided by the well-known rule "Do no harm". My credo in life is "If you want to do something well, do it yourself."