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Transesophageal Echocardiography

Much like a regular cardiac echocardiogram, a transesophageal echo (TEE) also uses sound waves to produce images of the heart. During the transesophageal echocardiogram test, an ultrasound transducer, which is positioned on an endoscope (a long, thin, flexible instrument about a half inch in diameter), is placed into your mouth…
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Stress Testing

Stress testing provides information about how the heart responds to increased activity. Stress tests are often performed by having the patient walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike with periodic increases in difficulty. Before, during and after the stress test, your heart rate, EKG and blood pressure are…
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Stress Echocardiography

Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce an image of the heart and to see how it is functioning. A stress echocardiography enables the doctor to see the wall motion of the heart’s pumping chambers before and after exercise. The test can show if certain areas of the heart muscle are…
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Electrocardiograms

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a routine test that is used to look at the electrical activity of the heart. The electrical activity is transcribed into a graph form called the EKG. Your doctor can use an electrocardiogram to look for patterns among these heartbeats and rhythms to diagnose…
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