When your gag reflex has returned, your vital signs are stable, and you are more alert, the ECG electrode pads, the oxygen probe, and the IV will be removed. You may dress.
You may feel weak, tired, or groggy for the remainder of the day of the procedure. You should feel normal by the day after the procedure. Your throat may be sore for a few days following the procedure due to the insertion of the TEE probe.
If the procedure was performed on an outpatient basis, you may be discharged home, unless your physician determines that your condition requires further observation or hospital admission.
If you received sedation, you will need to have someone drive you home. You may resume your usual diet and activities unless your physician advises you differently. Generally, there is no special type of care following a TEE. However, your physician may give you additional or alternate instructions after the procedure, depending on your particular situation.