An exercise stress echocardiogram assists in making a diagnosis of coronary artery disease. The procedure takes about 45 minutes and is divided into three stages:

Stage 1: A Cardiac Sonographer will perform an ultrasound on your heart at rest (prior to exercise).

Stage 2: A technician/Sonographer will guide you through an exercise stress test, which involves walking on a treadmill. Your vital signs will be monitored throughout the procedure.

Stage 3: The Cardiac Sonographer will repeat an ultrasound on your heart while it is beating fast (after exercise).

You will be asked to sign a consent form prior to proceeding with the test.

Please wear comfortable clothes to exercise in and comfortable walking shoes.

Please advise staff if you are a diabetic. Do not stop any medications prior to test unless you have been advised to do so by your doctor.

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