DOBUTAMINE STRESS ECHO

For patients who can’t exercise we do a  test where a  medication  called dobutamine is injected to stimulate the heart and increase the heart rate.

 

It tells us that how well your heart tolerates activity and also tells your likelihood of having coronary artery disease.

 

Patient is advised to come overnight fasting for the test because you could feel nauseated during the test.

 

Your referrig doctor would advise you to discontinue some of the medications before the test.