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Transoesophageal Echocardiogram (ToE) and Cardioversion

A transoesophageal echocardiogram is an ultrasound of the heart performed under general anaesthetic where a flexible ultrasound probe is placed down your oesophagus (throat).

A ToE is used to help assess problems with a heart valve or structural heart defects not seen clearly with a regular echocardiogram.

A cardioversion is a controlled electric shock to treat abnormal heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. A ToE is performed first to check that there is no blood clot in any of your heart chambers. These are day-only procedures.

Transoesophageal echocardiography | Eastern Heart Clinic (ehc.com.au)
Cardioversion | Cardioversion procedure | Eastern Heart Clinic (ehc.com.au)

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