A transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) is a special type of echocardiogram. It is usually done when Dr. Lookman Lawal wants to look more closely at your heart to see if it could be producing blood clots. Like an echocardiogram, the TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to examine the structures of the heart.
Dr. Lookman Lawal puts a tube down your esophagus with an ultrasound device that takes a series of moving pictures of your heart. It can show if it makes clots when it pumps blood.
Your esophagus is the tube where food travels from your throat down to your stomach. It’s very close to your heart. So, it’s a good spot to get accurate images of its chambers and valves as blood flows in and out.
At Southwestern Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, as a cardiology clinic, we diagnose and treat patients with various types of arrhythmias. As a Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic, we specialize in treating irregular heart beats, and are dedicated to helping our patients get the necessary care that they need for a healthy heart!Dr. Lookman Lawal MD, FACC, FHRS Contact Us / Request an Appointment