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What is a stress echocardiogram?

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This is done while you exercise on a treadmill or stationary bicycle. This test can show the motion of the heart's walls and the heart’s pumping action when it’s stressed. It can show a lack of blood flow that isn't always seen on other heart tests. The echo is performed just before and after the exercise.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Echocardiography."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "Explore Echocardiography."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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