Stress echocardiogram is a diagnostic procedure combining:
The test is usually performed on patients suspected of having or already have had coronary artery disease – insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle. Possible adverse side effects for exercise stress echocardiography include:
Before the exercise
stress echocardiogram test begins, the doctor will assess to ensure that
you are fit to undergo the test. Thereafter, the Cardiac Technologist will proceed to place the electrodes on your chest, and blood pressure cuff
around your arm.
will be monitored for some time after the procedure if you do not feel
well. If the symptoms persist, you may be admitted for observation. If
the test results turn out to be abnormal, you may also be admitted for further
management after discussion with your doctor.
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