What is a stress echocardiogram?
A stress echocardiogram actually combines two common tests: the exercise stress test and the echocardiogram. It involves walking on a treadmill while your heart is continuously monitored with an electrocardiogram (ECG) and your doctor to measure your heart function both at rest and while exercising.
Following are some frequently asked questions about the stress test and how to prepare for it. Click on the question for the answer, which will appear below the questions.