Stress Echocardiography

SJRA Imaging Services

Stress echocardiography, or stress echo, is an echocardiogram performed during a stress test to assess whether the heart contracts (pumps) properly during exercise. This procedure is performed as the patient exercises on a treadmill. A cardiologist is present during the stress test to monitor the heart rate and blood pressure.

How do I prepare for my stress echocardiogram?

There is no special pre-test preparation.

The patient must be 18 years old to undergo this study. Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers (no sandals or flip-flops).

All of our centers are fully accredited by the American College of Radiology.

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