With a stress echo they will do any echo of the heart.
Then an exercise stress test where you exercise on a treadmill or bike while being monitored with a 12 lead EKG.
They are looking to see how long you can exercise, if there are any changes in the EKG during exercise, and if there is any angina. They will also check the BP several times to see if there is normal changes with exercise.
Then immediately afterwards they will do another echo to see if there are any changes wall motion of the heart or valve action under load.
Wear gym like clothes and don't eat a large meal before the test.
I do know that while I was in Pulm. Rehab. while I was sitting and exercising slowly I was okay, but as soon as I went on the tread mill all heck broke loose. BP dropped very low, HR soared and after 3 1/3 mins I could not breathe let alone talk.
I also am dealing with POTS, LVDD and CHF. So no wonder he wants a Stress Echo.
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