A stress echocardiogram is a test in which the echocardiogram images (ultrasound images) are obtained prior to the patient walking on a treadmill and immediately after walking on the treadmill. The blood pressure is taken every minute and an electrocardiogram is obtained continuously. It is important for the patient to inform the nurse or physician of any symptoms he or she may be feeling. The physician compares the echocardiogram images before and after the exercise and reads the electrocardiogram for any abnormalities. This test also takes an hour to an hour and a half. A physician will read the test.
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