Stress echocardiography: When do we do it?
A stress echocardiography is particularly suitable to detect a narrowing of the heart disease vessels (coronary heart disease (CAD)): If the strength no longer increases after a certain period of stress, this is a persistent indication of this. We also perform this procedure in Cardiopraxis in cases of shortness of breath under stress or chest tightness (angina pectoris). A cardiac catheter is often indicated in the case of abnormal findings.
The stress echocardiography is performed less frequently than the normal echocardiography – in Cardiopraxis, however, we still perform a total of about 1,000 examinations per year.