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Trans-oesophageal echocardiogram
This is also known as TOE or TEE for short. This is a specialized echo. A normal echo is done from the body surface. The ultrasound beam has to pass through many layers of tissue (skin, fat, muscles etc) before arriving at the heart. Therefore, while it already gives a very clear picture of the heart, there are certain parts of the heart that still cannot be very clearly seen. The heart sits just in front of the oesophagus (gutlet). You will need to swallow a fine tube which is the ultra-sound probe. In the oesophagus, there is very little tissue between the heart and the ultra-sound probe. Therefore, the heart and all the internal structures can be very clearly visible.

The picture below shows a blood clot in the part of the left atrium called ‘left atrial appendage’. This blood clot may form in a patient whose heart is pumping in irregular rhythm called ‘atrial fibrillation’. This view can only be seen in the trans-oesophageal echocardiogram.

Know Your Cardiologists

I feel breathless when walking.

I feel a tightness over my chest.

Do I need to take my medicine for my blood pressure?

Do I need to take my medicine for my cholesterol?

Do I really need stents for my artery?

Do I really need to have a bypass operation?

When should I go for health screening?

I have heart problem, can I take Viagra?

I have heart problem, should I exercise?

Heart Disease
Learn about your heart Conditions

You may need an ultra sound scan of your heart to assess its function.

You may need a treadmill stress test.

You may need closer monitoring.

You may need a more thorough risk assessment and life style change.

You may only need to take your medicine.

You may get away with just stenting.

This generally should start at 40 years old.

Yes, but there are certain strict conditions to fulfill.

Yes, but you will need to find out the appropriate intensity.