Stress echocardiogram

Spire Leeds Hospital in Roundhay, Yorkshire, offers a comprehensive range of heart tests and investigations - including stress echocardiogram -  to patients from Leeds, Harrogate, York and the surrounding areas in Yorkshire.

For further information, contact Spire Leeds on 0113 218 5967/77, email  or visit our cardiology centre web pages.

A stress echocardiogram is a type of cardiac ultrasound scan, used to monitor your heart during exercise. The test will help your doctor to assess the response of your heart to stress and detect any effects of coronary or valve disease on the pumping action of the heart.

What's involved in having a stress echocardiogram?

The stress echocardiogram procedure usually takes about an hour to complete. Electrodes will be attached to your chest and a blood pressure cuff attached to your arm to monitor your heart and blood pressure throughout the procedure.

Your consultant will first obtain ultrasound pictures of your heart while you are at rest, and then you will be required to walk on a treadmill. Immediately after you stop exercise, more ultrasound pictures will be taken of your heart. Patients who cannot exercise may be given a medication to increase their heart rate instead of walking on the treadmill.

Consultant cardiologists at Spire Leeds Hospital

Dr Mark Appleby 
Dr Wazir Baig  
Dr Daniel Blackman 
Dr Jeremy Butts
Dr Lee Graham 
Dr Chris Pepper 

Dr Jonathan Sahu
Dr Robert Sapsford 
Dr Dominik Schlosshan 
Dr Paul Sheridan 
Dr Gordon Williams 

For further information or to book an appointment call us on 0113 218 5967/77, email or complete the form on the right-hand side of this page.

Further information

For further information, contact Spire Leeds on 0113 218 5967/77, email or visit our cardiology centre web pages.

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