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).