Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

An exercise stress echocardiogram provides valuable insights into how your heart functions under stress or during physical activity.

    Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

    This non-invasive test assesses how well your heart pumps blood and the functioning of its valves.

    Exercise Stress Echocardiogram test is commonly used to:


    • Screen for coronary heart disease
    • Assess heart pumping function and valve health
    • Determine if exercise is safe before cardiac rehabilitation or after a cardiac event
    • Examine blood pressure response to exercise
    • Evaluate heart status before surgery
    • Investigate symptoms like shortness of breath during exercise

    The procedure starts with an echocardiogram at rest to assess your heart’s baseline function. Following that, you will exercise on a treadmill while undergoing continuous echocardiogram monitoring and periodic blood pressure checks. Additional echocardiograms will be conducted during peak exercise and shortly after.


    By comparing images from the resting phase to those during exercise, our experts can identify any areas of the heart muscle that appear weakened, which could indicate potential issues with the heart’s arteries.

    This procedure is typically safe, and any potential risks associated with increased heart activity during exercise are minimal. Symptoms such as chest tightness, shortness of breath, or a sensation of strong heartbeats are common during exercise but typically resolve shortly after stopping.

    Before undergoing the test, it’s essential to consult with our expert cardiologist at Doctor Reuter Medical Center to review your medical history and medications. Depending on your case, you may need to fast before the test, pause certain medications, and avoid caffeinated drinks and smoking.


    Please follow any instructions given to ensure accurate test results. Comfortable, breathable clothing is recommended before the test and due to its nature.

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    Dr. Laure Bruchou

    Dr. Laure Bruchou

    Consultant Cardiologist