Stress echocardiography is used for to examine whether there is an occlusion or contraction or not in the coronary arteries supplying heart, to determine whether a treatment except than medical treatment is needed or not in patients who had heart attack ( myocardial infarction) and grading the severity of valvular heart disease.
It is an easy, reliable technique providing very important information. Stress echocardiography is simply performed by examination of the heart with sound waves before and after the “created stress”.
There isn’t any pain felt during this procedure. Stress method going to be used is to have effort on treadmill equipment, in other words increasing heart workload by providing walking with tempo. Stress echocardiography is also performed by giving medication from arm veins too. Its result is given just after the test. Before stress echocardiography procedure;
Please come to your appointment with 4 hours of fasting
Please consult with your doctor whether you will stop or not your medications before the procedure
Please bring comfortable pair of shoes and clothes while coming to the procedure
Please bring previous tests related with heart along with you