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An echocardiogram is a simple non- invasive 30 minute ultrasound examination of the heart which reveals both the structure and function of the heart.
This includes both static and dynamic pictures and can determine whether one has had a previous heart attack, an enlarged heart, or any abnormal structural or valvular abnormalities.
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.
The entire cardiovascular stress test at the 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.
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.
The echocardiography stress test is a reliable way to diagnose your heart function. Dr. Reisman, your cardiologist in NYC will explain the results to you. Normal stress echo test results mean that your heart is functioning properly and your blood vessels aren’t blocked by coronary artery disease
Abnormal echo stress test results may indicate that your heart can’t effectively pump blood due to a possible blockage in your blood vessels. Another explanation can be a heart attack that damaged your heart. The echocardiography stress test can also show how well your current cardiac rehabilitation plan is working.
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.