How Does an Exercise Stress Echocardiogram Test Help?

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2015
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A stress test is ideally used for testing heart diseases. A stress test is performed by a medical practitioner to help detect an abnormal rhythm or uncover evidence of ischemia. The most commonly used performance stress test is known as the “Exercise Stress Test”. The exercise stress test is also known as a stress test, treadmill test, stress ECG, graded exercise test or exercise electrocardiograms test. The purpose of this test is to get information about how a human heart behaves after exertion. Ideally the test involves making a person walk on a treadmill or pedal a bike that is stationary with increasing difficulty levels. Meanwhile, your blood pressure, heart rate, and electrocardiogram are monitored by a technician or a doctor.
Benefits of exercise stress Echocardiogram

  • Produces images of patient’s heart: An exercise stress echocardiogram can produce pictures of a patient’s heart either ascertain both the function and size of the heart including its valves and chambers.
  • Checks blood flow: It ascertains whether there is sufficient flow of blood to the patient’s heart as the levels of activity are increased.
  • • Checks effectiveness of treatment: An exercise stress echocardiogram test can be helpful for assessing how effective your cardiac treatment plan is.
  • • Checks existence of blocked arteries: The test can also determine the probability of having blocked arteries or disease related to someone’s coronary artery and the requirement for advanced evaluation.
  • • Effectiveness of medications: The test also evaluates how effective the medications are that you are taking for your heart’s well-being for controlling ailments like ischemia and angina.

For more information on exercise stress echocardiogram test, contact Dr. Jeffrey F. Caren or Dr. Mark K. Urman. We are located in Los Angeles, California and can be contacted at 310.659.0715. We look forward to hearing from you.

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