Stress Echo

Preparation

How To Prepare For An Exercise Stress Echocardiogram

  • Ask your doctor about whether to take your usual medications on the day of the test as some of them may interfere with the test results
  • Do not eat or drink for at least 3 hours prior to the test
  • Wear appropriate loose, comfortable clothing and shoes for exercise 

  • Professor Sanders says...

     
    Atrial fibrillation is a consequence of several reversible risk factors - high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, sleep apnoea, and excessive alcohol. Your management of atrial fibrillation must include strict control of these risk factors.