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Heart Disease and the Echocardiogram

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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When completed, the probe is withdrawn.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.

 

 

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Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 22, 2014
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