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This exam combines the elements of the Treadmill and Echocardiogram to show heart function and how the heart reacts to the stress of exercise. Images of the heart are taken before and after walking on the treadmill. The exam will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

Stress Echocardiogram

Prep Instructions

  • Slacks or shorts are preferred and comfortable footwear appropriate for brisk walking
  • Unless otherwise informed, all medications should be taken the day of the test.
  • Please bring all medications that you are currently taking with you at the time of the test.
  • A light meal should be eaten before the test. DO NOT DRINK COFFEE, TEA, SOFT DRINKS (caffeinated or decaffeinated) or OTHER CARBONATED BEVERAGES.
  • DO NOT SMOKE prior to the test.

If you need to cancel your appointment, you must give us 24-hour notice. If you are running late, please call us as well at 540-662-0306.