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Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram: What is it, Risks, Test Preparation, How is the test done | National Heart Centre Singapore

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - What it is

Stress echocardiogram is a diagnostic procedure combining: 

  1. Echocardiography (ultrasound), which uses high frequency sound wave to assess motion of the heart muscle; and
  2. Stress test, which assesses the capacity and reserve of heart muscle function under stressful situations or exercise conditions. 
The information obtained will help the doctor to indirectly assess the status of blood supply to the heart muscle. It also provides indirect information on the viability and the function of the heart muscle. This information is important and vital to the doctor in planning further appropriate measures and treatment for you.

There are two ways we can stress your heart: one is using medication to stress the heart, simulating an exercise environment (Pharmacological Stress Echocardiogram). On the other hand, for an exercise stress echocardiogram, it will be via the treadmill test. 

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - Symptoms

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - How to prevent?

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - Causes and Risk Factors

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - Diagnosis

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - Treatments

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - Preparing for surgery

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram - Post-surgery care

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