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What side effects might I expect after a transesophageal echocardiogram?

There are two side effects you may expect after a transesophageal echocardiogram. Your throat may feel numb until the sedative wears off, and you may feel drowsy from the sedative. Have a friend or relative drive you home. Once your throat no longer feels numb, your discomfort should pass.

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