You usually can go back to your normal activities right after having echocardiography (echo).
If you have a transesophageal echo (TEE), you may be watched for a few hours at the doctor's office or hospital after the test. Your throat might be sore for a few hours after the test.
You also may not be able to drive for a short time after having TEE. Your doctor will let you know whether you need to arrange for a ride home.