What Affects the Test
You may not be able to have the test or the results may not be helpful if you are:
- Overweight, have a thick chest or large breasts, or have lung disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In these situations, other heart tests may be done. To learn more, see:
- Not able to lie still during the test.
- Not able to stand having a probe in your throat during a transesophageal echo (TEE).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 9, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference George Philippides, MD - Cardiology