Transesophageal Echocardiogram (TEE) preparation instructions

  • You may not eat or drink anything 8 (eight) hours before the procedure. 
  • Take medications as prescribed with small sips of water unless otherwise directed by your doctor. 
  • Please reach out to the ordering provider of the TEE with any medication-related questions. 
  • If you are taking a medication that contains Semaglutide (Ozempic/Wegovy etc.) or any other injectable weight loss drug please call department for addtional instructions. 
  • No alcohol, Marijuana or illicit substances the day of the exam
  • You cannot drive yourself to and from the procedure. 
  • Please plan accordingly to have a ride each way. 
  • Wear loose comfortable fitting clothing. 
  • You will receive a call from one of the nurses approximately two days prior to the procedure to review these instructions.