How Well is Your Heart Pumping Blood
What Happens During the Stress Echocardiography
Before you begin the stress test, you will be connected to an ECG machine that will provide data on how your heart is performing during the stress test. You may be asked to perform some breathing tests prior to beginning.
Additionally, an ultrasound will be taken of your heart while you are at rest.
The treadmill speed and elevation will be increased in increments as you perform the test. If you experience any difficulties, the test may be ended.
After you finish exercising, another ultrasound will be taken of your heart immediately.