Stress Echocardiogram

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  • Accessible to all patients
  • Accessible to all patients
  • By appointment only
  • By appointment only
  • Covered by most private insurance plans
  • Covered by most private insurance plans
  • Medical referral required
  • Medical referral required
  • No wait lists
  • No wait lists

Booking & Clinic Details

Your doctor may prescribe a stress echocardiogram to diagnose a suspected heart condition or to monitor existing issues.

Stress echocardiogram tests are available without the wait and designed to provide the most accurate diagnosis.

A stress echocardiogram, also known as a stress-echo or dobutamine echocardiogram, is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound to examine your heart in action, by comparing your heart function before and after exercise.

The test is first performed while you are at rest and then while exercising at low, medium and high intensity intervals on a treadmill or by using dobutamine, a drug that simulates the effects of exercise on the heart.

Your doctor may recommend a stress echocardiogram to assess any of the following:

  • Shortness of breath on exertion
  • Chest pain
  • Exertional fatigue
  • Syncope (sudden, brief loss of consciousness)
  • Diabetic pre-exercise assessment
  • Evaluation of arrhythmias induced by exercise
  • Pre-life insurance assessment

With Experts from Start to Finish

The stress-echo tests are conducted by ELNA cardiologists.

The ELNA team is comprised of experienced cardiologists with Level-3 training in cardiac imaging who are affiliated with renowned institutions, including McGill University and leading hospitals.

The images and results are sent out in a detailed and complete report the next business day to your referring physician.

If your test results reveal an issue or a potential concern and you do not have a cardiologist, ELNA Cardiology can provide you with consultations with one of our specialists.


This is a private service that is covered by most insurance companies, depending on your coverage plan.

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