Stress Echocardiograms


The patient is prepared for this test by lying on the ultrasound table and is connected to an EKG. An echocardiogram is started and images of the heart are taken. The patient is then assisted to the treadmill and a treadmill is conducted and stopped either because the target heart rate has been reached or the patient is no longer able to continue on the treadmill. The patient is moved back to the ultrasound table and more images are taken with the ultrasound machine to create a comparison of how the heart was moving before the stress and right after the stress.  

This information is then reviewed by the physician and the results are given to the patient and sent to the patient's primary care physician.