Heart and Vascular Center
Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE)
Before Your Appointment
- Please pre-register for your appointment by calling 978-937-6429, Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm, or anytime online at Express Registration.
- An Appointment Reminder with specific instructions for your exam will be mailed to you.
- Please keep the written order from your physician to bring to the exam.
- Tell your doctor about any medications you are taking.
- Tell your doctor if you have a hiatal hernia or any other problem with swallowing or with your esophagus.
- Obtain copies of any previous TEEs to bring to the exam.
- Arrange for transportation home. The sedation administered during the procedure will make it unsafe for you to drive until the next day.
DO NOT eat or drink for after midnight before the exam.