Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)

A TEE is a dedicated specialised echocardiogram that involves inserting a long flexible probe (transducer) into the esophagus (the long food pipe that connects your mouth to the stomach). It allows your doctor to view your heart without the lungs and ribs obstructing the view. This technique can, therefore, record better images of your heart as compared to the normal transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE).