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Types of Transesophageal Echocardiography

Standard transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) pictures are two-dimensional (2D). It's also possible to get three-dimensional (3D) pictures from TEE. These pictures provide even more details about the structure and function of the heart and its blood vessels.

Doctors can use 3D TEE to help diagnose heart problems, such as congenital heart disease and heart valve disease. Doctors also may use this technology to assist with heart surgery.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2012