Heart Disease and the Echocardiogram
What Happens During the Transesophageal Echocardiogram? continued...
When completed, the probe is withdrawn. You will be monitored for about 20-30 minutes after the test, which takes about 10-30 minutes to perform.
Someone will need to drive you home after the test. You should not eat or drink until the anesthetic wears off -- about an hour after the test. Your doctor will discuss the test results with you.