Stress Echocardiogram

 What is a Stress Echocardiogram?
bulk billed stress echocardiogram at Access Cardiology

A stress echocardiogram measures the performance and capacity of the heart and blood vessels in response to increasing workload (exercise).

Access Cardiology offers bulk billed Stress Echocardiogram testing on a treadmill at all locations as well as an exercise bike bulk billed Echocardiogram test at our Stirling location, with a valid referral and Medicare eligibility. Request an appointment.

Why has my doctor referred me for a Stress Echocardiogram?
  • Investigate the cause of chest pain, shortness of breath, light-headedness or dizziness.
  • Investigate for any heart rhythm changes especially during exercise.
What happens during a Stress Echocardiogram?
  • Prior to the Stress Echocardiogram, we will perform a standard Echocardiogram to have a point of comparison. In order to bulk bill both tests, they must be done on different days.
  • Your Stress Echocardiogram will be conducted by one of our experienced Cardiac Sonographers and Stress testing doctor
  • We will fit an ECG device and continuously monitor your blood pressure, pulse rate and ECG.
  • Intermittently, we will increase the speed of the treadmill or bike, stopping when you feel exhausted.
  • After the test, we will remove you from the treadmill or bike and place you on the bed as quickly as possible so the sonographer can perform a final ultrasound of the heart.
What happens after a Stress Echocardiogram?
  • Our Specialist Cardiologists will report on the results and images.
  • If you are not currently under the care of a cardiologist, we will write to your referring doctor to advise of the results.
  • If required, we will arrange an appointment with a cardiologist.
  • Our specialists will work with you to develop an appropriate care plan for future management.

Access Cardiology accepts ALL referrals, request your bulk billed stress echocardiogram now.

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