Stress echocardiogram test instructions

Here are some important things to know and do before you undergo a stress echocardiogram test:

  • Do not eat or drink anything four hours before the test. If the test is scheduled for the afternoon, you may eat a light breakfast.
  • Please wear a two piece outfit and comfortable shoes for walking on a treadmill.
  • EKG leads will be applied to the chest.
  • Your blood pressure will be taken frequently throughout the test.
  • Ultrasound images will be taken initially and upon termination of exercise.
  • The test will take approximately one hour to complete.
  • You should receive your results within five to seven business days

What else do I need to know?

This test will help the physician evaluate the arteries of your heart.

If you have questions about this procedure, please contact our office.