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Contraindications to Transesophageal Echocardiography

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Description:

Transesophageal echocardiography should not be performed, or else performed with caution, if certain contraindications are present. While complications are rare if performed by an experienced operator, they can occur and may be serious. The procedure should only be performed if the expected benefits outweigh the potential risks.

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