This procedure will be organised at the request of your Cardiologist. It uses an ultrasound placed via the mouth into the oesophagus to more accurately assess the structure of the heart and aorta.

You will be admitted to the Coronary Angiography Unit at Coffs Harbour Health Campus and you will need to fill in an admission form and sign a consent form. A blood test needs to be undertaken 2-3 days before your appointment. The procedure, and recovery after the procedure, usually takes about 2 hours but can take longer. This procedure does involve a mild anaesthetic.

You will be unable to drive for 24 hours so you will need to arrange transport to and from the hospital.

You cannot eat or drink anything six (6) hours prior to procedure. Please advise staff at admission if you are diabetic.

 
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