We use cookies to so our web site can function correctly. By Clicking "OK" or by clicking into any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more visit the cookies section of our privacy policy.

Privacy Statement

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookie group mandatory

(Req)
These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms.
You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

These cookies are required

Functional

These cookies allow us to adtertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Marketing

These cookies allow us to advertise our products to you and allow us to pass this information on to our trusted third parties so that they can advertise our products to you on our behalf
All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. No personal inforation is shared to third parties. Any personal information collected while using our website could be used for direct marketing from HCA only

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.  All information collect is annonomas unless you provide personal information to us.
If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

TOE heart scan

Transoesophageal echocardiogram

A detailed ultrasound scan of your heart, its chambers and valves 

Payment options avaliable: This treatment offers fixed price packages

About

During a TOE, an ultrasound sensor is passed through your mouth and into your gullet (oesophagus) to view your heart. It generates moving, real-time images of your heart to help diagnose blood clots and any problems with your heart function, structure or valves.

TOE heart scan Fixed Price Packages

At HCA UK we recognise the importance of giving our patients peace of mind. That's why our guaranteed fixed prices are fully inclusive, with no hidden extras.

Need to know

  • What happens icon plus

    A TOE usually takes about 20 minutes. It can be a little uncomfortable so we'll offer you general anaesthetic (which means you'll be asleep) or a sedative to make you sleepy. The back of your throat will be sprayed with anaesthetic to numb the area. When you're ready, you'll be asked to lie on your side. Your consultant will then pass a flexible tube (the ultrasound sensor) through your mouth and into position. The sensor takes real-time images of your heart valves and chambers. These will show up on a screen for your consultant to analyse.
  • How to prepare icon plus

    Your consultant will tell you how to prepare. It's important to let us know if you're taking any medication as you may need to stop taking it before your scan. You'll be asked to stop eating and drinking for a few hours beforehand. Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you and answer any questions you have.
  • Afterwards icon plus

    Your consultant will discuss your results with you, and let you know if you need further treatment. You should be able to go home on the same day as your scan. Please arrange for someone to travel home with you. Due to the effects of sedation or anaesthetic, you won't be able to drive for the first 24 hours. Make sure you get plenty of rest during this time. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine and activities. They'll also give you advice on medication, exercise, travel, diet and alcohol.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatients and specialist clinics. 

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

  • facility-HSC-flag-hero-582x582

    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • Wellington-south-hero-facility-582-582

    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

Request an appointment

We're happy to help you make an appointment with one of our experienced consultants.

This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
back to top