What is Stress Echocardiogram? - By Dr. Kedar Kulkarni
What is Stress Echocardiogram by Dr. Kedar Kulkarni. This process is done while you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle. This test can show the motion of the heart’s walls and the heart’s pumping action when it’s stressed. It can show a lack of blood flow that isn’t always seen on other heart tests. The echo is performed just before and after the exercise.
What are the risks associated with stress echocardiogram?
This test is safe and noninvasive. Complications are rare, but can include:
How do I prepare for stress echocardiogram?
This test usually occurs in an echocardiography laboratory or echo lab, but it can also occur in your doctor’s office or other medical settings. It normally takes between 45 and 60 minutes.
Before you take the test, you should do the following: