Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

This test combines Echocardiography with treadmill exercise electrocardiography (Exercise Stress Test), to enhance the accuracy of stress testing.

A full echocardiogram is performed prior to exercise to assess the baseline heart function. You will then exercise until you achieve your target heart rate or you request to stop. The supervising Cardiologist or cardiac technician may ask for the test to be stopped early if an important abnormality is seen. When exercise is completed another echocardiogram is performed to assess heart function after exercise. This will give us information about the adequacy of blood flow in your heart arteries and also the function of your heart valves.

This test does not require the injection of a radioactive tracer or an intravenous needle and can be completed within 1.5 hours.

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