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What To Expect After Transesophageal Echocardiography

After having transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), your or your child's blood pressure, blood oxygen level, and other vital signs will continue to be closely watched. You can likely go home a few hours after having the test.

After the TEE, you may have a sore throat for a few hours. You shouldn't eat or drink for 30–60 minutes after having TEE. Most people can return to their normal activities within about 24 hours of the test.

Talk with your doctor or your child's doctor to learn more about what to expect after having TEE.

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Last Updated: March 12, 2012