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The New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center offers Exercise Echocardiographic stress testing. Exercise echocardiograpy, also known as a stress echo, combines a resting echo with an exercise test. An exercise stress echocardiogram is ultrasound imaging of the heart before and after a treadmill exercise stress test. It shows how the chambers of the heart and heart valves handle physical work. The test helps cardiologists to find the cause of symptoms by evaluating heart function during physical stress or exercise. This is a painless and quick procedure used by the NYC cardiologist to determine how well your heart and blood vessels are working.
Results from this stress test are available shortly after the procedure. Compared to stress ECG alone, stress echo has a better diagnostic accuracy. The cardiologist, Dr. Steven Reisman, will explain your test results to you. If the results are normal, your heart is working properly and your blood vessels are probably not blocked due to coronary artery disease.
I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Reisman. I had my first appointment yesterday and I am beyond impressed. He is so patient and kind. He went through all of my history and and was extremely thorough. They performed tests that I needed right there on the spot! Go see Dr. Reisman if you want a cardiac doctor that truly listens, is extremely thorough, knows what he is doing, and can answer all of your questions. ~ ZocDoc
Doctor’s note: Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes. As you will be required to exercise, ensure you wear good walking or running shoes.
There are two parts to a Stress Echo test at our Manhattan facilities:
The entire cardiovascular stress test at New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center will take approximately 1 1/2 hours. You will be asked to remove your shirt or blouse and given a towel or gown to keep you comfortable and maintain privacy. After lying on an examination table, the technologist will apply a colorless gel to your chest. A transducer will be moved across your chest to record different views of your heart.
During the stress echocardiogram, first, resting images of the heart are obtained. Second, an exercise tolerance test (ETT) or “stress test” is performed. The stress test measures your heart’s performance during physical activity. Electrodes will be placed on the chest in the same manner as an EKG. Your blood pressure, heart rate, and EKG will be recorded at rest, usually while you are lying on your back, and again while standing and during exercise.
Why is a Stress Echo Test performed?
If you have any questions for the best in class NYC cardiologist or would like to schedule a consultation or appointment please feel free to contact Dr. Steven Reisman of the New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center and indicate which NYC office (Upper East Side, Midtown Manhattan, or Wall Street / Financial District) you would like to see the cardiologist for a cardiac consultation.