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What's the difference between a normal echocardiogram as opposed to stress echocardiogram?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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In brief: Echo

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart to evaluate structure and function.
A normal transthoracic echo is done with you lying on your back. A stress echo is conducted with you "under stress" - at our institution it is done while patient is cycling.

In brief: Echo

An echocardiogram is an ultrasound of your heart to evaluate structure and function.
A normal transthoracic echo is done with you lying on your back. A stress echo is conducted with you "under stress" - at our institution it is done while patient is cycling.
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