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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/31/2005 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone,
     I have heart valve problems and have had my mitral valve repaired. Now my trispid is leaking. My mitral, pulmonary, and aortic is colsing. I also have A-Fib. My question is that my card. wants to do a TEE and says thats the only way he will find out exactly whats going on with me. I hate this test. I'm a gagor and do not like anything down my throat. I do not know what to do????Help!!!??? Is this the onlt test to take???

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Date Joined Mar 2004
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   Posted 7/31/2005 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
first of all Loverelax and enjoy the ride as my brother inlaw would say he is an anthesiologist in HI. Well they do give yuo a aanti anxity pill to take day of the test in the early am depending on when yu have your test, also they put you in a twilight sleep so you willnot feel anything at all . and if his is the test they want do it and  you will have a bunch of us in yuor pockets and thinking of yuo and sending you good wishes too. I have  had a friend who had a tee it made her not want to eat anything the next day and  made her throat feel sore. but just ask your cardia Dr. if he/she can give yu an anti anixty pill to take day of the test then you go intotwilight slepe. Please have someone their to help you and drive yuo home.
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 46
   Posted 7/31/2005 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey, love.

Sorry to hear that you're in for a TEE.  I had to undergo one of those a little while back while my docs were trying to confirm a diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis.  Of course I did not want to undergo the test, but my cardiologist explained that this test offers some of the best physiological views of the heart....

It sort of sounds like maybe you've had one before, though?  If so, then best wishes to you; if not, I can assure you that the test is really not all that bad.  It's just like heartangel says---they practically knock you out, and the whole thing is over before you know it.  The worst part for me was when they were putting that goop in the back of my throat, in order to numb it.  You'll do fine, though!

Really, the TEE was among the least of the things I had to endure (the bone marrow biopsy, angiogram/catheterization, thoracentesis, and, ultimately, surgery were all a great deal worse than the TEE.)


Mister S.

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   Posted 7/31/2005 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   


I hope everything goes well for you - you've already received good advice!  So please take care and let us know how you do!

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Date Joined Mar 2004
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   Posted 7/31/2005 6:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello love. The thought of having anything put down my throat makes me get the heevie jeevies (spelling? lol), too. Everyone I've talked to who has had similar procedures have said the same thing, that they don't really even know what went on. The drugs I guess pretty much make you sleep through it. Please let us know how it goes!

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