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.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Echocardiography, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
September 2, 2014
Gary H. Gibbons
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