The Results Obtained From Trans-esophageal Echocardiography Examination?

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Tonight, I want to ask about taking a heart tee, does the examination indicate that the heart is severe? And what precautions should be taken to make things better again? Trm

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Hello, Ryati, thanks for asking HealthReplies.com.

TEE or Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography is a method of echocardiography. Echocardiography is a test to see an image of the heart with the help of sound waves, as easy as an ultrasound, but to see the condition of the heart. With echocardiography, doctors want to see the general structure of the heart, the health of its muscles, pump function, heart valves, to abnormalities in the heart, such as blood clots in the heart, fluid buildup on the lining of the heart, or disorders of the aorta (large blood vessels connected to the heart ).

There are several types of echocardiography, for example Trans-Thoracic Echocardiography (TTE) and Trans-Esophageal Echocardiography (TEE). The difference is, TTE will look at the heart by placing a device called a transducer on the chest, while TEE will insert a very small transducer through your esophagus. At TEE, the doctor will provide an anesthetic to make it easier for you and the doctor in the examination process. Usually, TEE is done if the doctor thinks the TTE photo does not show a heart condition, for example because of the structure of the chest, lungs, fat covering the chest. Doctors can see problems in the heart more clearly with TEE.

Thus, TEE is a test to see if there is a disturbance in the function and structure of the heart and it does not mean that the TEE examination, the heart disease is severe. To improve the condition, it is best to find out the cause first, one way is to check this echocardiography. In addition, physical examination and other supporting examinations (eg heart record / EKG, chest x-ray, blood tests) performed by the doctor will also support the diagnosis. After the diagnosis is known, then therapy will be given according to the diagnosis and its severity.

To maintain heart health in general, do things such as: avoid smoking, control blood pressure, avoid stress, exercise regularly (according to your ability), limit bad fatty foods, limit foods high in sugar to prevent diabetes, and get enough rest.

That's all, I hope this helps.

Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.

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