What is it?

At the Intensive Care Department, we first monitor the vital functions of seriously ill patients or patients who threaten to develop a life-threatening problem. We use several different techniques to monitor these vital functions.

One of these techniques is an ultrasound of the heart via the oesophagus. For this technique, a tube is placed in the oesophagus while the patient is under local or general anaesthesia in order to perform an ultrasound of the heart. This gives us a good image of what precisely is wrong with the heart.

Centres and specialist areas

Intensive Care

Latest publication date: 05/02/2021