About Dobutamine Stress Echocardiograms


​​​​​​​​​​Toronto General Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
Gerrard Building - 3rd​ Floor, at the Echocardiography Lab

​​​​​​​​​​Toronto Western Hospital | Map iconMaps & Directions
East Wing - 5th Floor, at the Echocardiography Lab

Check your appointment details​​ to find out which hospital your appointment is at.

What We Do

A stress echo is a test that takes pictures of the heart with the use of a probe placed outside your chest wall while your heart is working hard. To “stress” the heart, you’ll be given an intravenous medication (Dobutamine) that will make your heart beat harder and faster just like it would during exercise. ​​

The pictures taken before, during and after your heart is “stressed” are displayed on the ultrasound monitor and are recorded on a disk for review and comparison. A dobutamine stress echo is performed by a sonographer and interpreted by a cardiologist. ​​

Hours & Contact

Toronto General Hospital  
Monday – Friday  
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Phone:​ 416 340 4026

Toronto Western Hospital
Monday – Friday ​ 
8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Phone: ​416 603 5544​

 Health Information

​The Patient & Family Education Program at UHN offers valuable resources to help you understand your condition.​

Visit our health information section.​​​​​