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Stress Echocardiogram

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is a stress echocardiogram?

A stress echocardiogram (echo) is an ultrasound used to see how your heart works under stress. Your heart may be put under stress with exercise or medicine. An echo shows your heart structures and how well your heart muscle is pumping. It also shows how blood flows through your heart.

Why may I need a stress echo?

How do I prepare for a stress echo?

What will happen during a stress echo?

What will happen after a stress echo?

Your IV will be removed if you had one. You can usually return to work and your normal activities right away.

What are the risks of a stress echo?

Medicine or exercise may cause chest pain, dizziness, or a heart attack.

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