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What is it?

A stress echo is a combination of an ultrasound and exercise ECG test (also known as a stress test) which compares how your heart muscle is pumping before and after exercise. This painless and non-invasive test will take around 40 minutes, and helps us evaluate the function of the heart, assess your coronary arteries, evaluate your blood pressure, and look for electrical abnormalities on the ECG.

What you do

We perform the test in our consulting rooms with a technician and a supervising cardiologist. We initially use ultrasound imaging to see how the heart is performing at rest. Then you’ll be asked to spend up to 10 minutes on a treadmill to measure the heart under stress. After this, more echo pictures are taken to evaluate the heart function while under stress.

What to bring

> Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing such as tracksuit pants or shorts. Women should wear two-piece clothing. A loose-fitting gown will be provided.
> Comfortable shoes such as joggers.
> A list of your medications.
> A list of past medical procedures.

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An important message to our patients and referrers regarding COVID-19

 

Sydney Cardiology is continuing to closely monitor the information provided by the Australian Health Department and the NSW Health Department with regard to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

During this time of uncertainty Sydney Cardiology has implemented strict hygiene controls for all our staff and patients to ensure your safety whilst attending our clinics. We have implemented social distancing principals and ask during this time that only scheduled patients attend appointments and that any support persons or family members wait outside the clinic unless required for mobility or interpretation assistance. In the interest of all our patients and staff you will be asked a few questions at the time of booking or when you present to one of our clinics relating to this matter.

To support our patients and referring Doctors we are offering telehealth consultations where appropriate, our Front Desk team will be able to provide
further information.

Please know we are committed to your health during this difficult time.

Doctors and Staff at Sydney Cardiology.