TEE Transesophageal Echocardiogram
A TEE is a form of an echo that is done by swollowing a camera. This is typically done under anesthesia and gives the doctors a closer more accurate view of the heart.
Prepping for an Echo:
There is nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to procedure. You may have a couple sips of water with your medications in the morning.
If you are diabetic, do NOT take your insulin or oral hypoglycemic the morning of the procedure unless otherwise instructed by our office.
Continue taking all of your medications. Please bring your medications with you along with a list of the medications you take.
Someone must accompany you to the hospital and take you home after the procedure. Results will be discussed with you before you are discharged.
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