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Maps & Directions Gerrard Building - 3rd Floor, at the
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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.
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