What is echocardiography:
Stress echocardiography is a test that helps diagnose heart disease with the help of ultrasound images. A more routine exercise stress test does not use imaging.) Following exercise or other stress to the heart, the images reveal parts of the heart that may not be receiving enough blood or oxygen because of blocked arteries.
Why the test is performed:
The test is performed to see whether your heart is getting enough blood flow and, therefore, enough oxygen when it is put under stress. The intent is for any evidence of blockage or disease to be revealed and treated before serious or life-threatening problems develop.
How to prepare for the test:
How the test is performed:
A stress echocardiogram includes the following steps: